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Antonov Team Request Delay in Proposal Deadline

by: Matthew Potter
July 8, 2010

Category: Boeing, Congress, EADS, KC-X, KC-X Tanker News, Proposal, Russia, Syndicated Industry News | RSS 2.0

As reported last week U.S. Aerospace and Antonov intend to submit a proposal to the Air Force for the KC-X aerial tanker. Because the actual proposals are due this week supposedly the new team will ask for a sixty day delay to accommodate them. The deadline has already been moved once from June to July to allow EADS (EADS:P) and its team to bid.

The current schedule is for a contract award in November and this new extension would probably push that into 2011 due to the time it will take to evaluate a third bid. U.S. Aerospace did say that they will submit this week if no extension is granted.

A third proposal will make the contest more interesting especially as the Antonov will be very price competitive.

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