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Two companies vying for the tanker contract are Chicago-based Boeing Co. and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company.
The Air Force is expected to announce the winner of the KC-X refueling tanker contract Thursday. This will give Defense an extra weekday to respond to the questions that are sure to follow.
Seven senators have requested an independent investigation by the Defense Department's inspector general into the accidental disclosure of technical data to rival bidders Boeing and EADS in the Air Force's refueling tanker competition.
Tags: DoD , contracting , Congress , Air Force , Boeing , Wendy Masiello , Maria Cantwell , Jerry Moran , Pat Roberts , Lindsay Graham , Charles Schumer , refueling tanker , Procurement Integrity Act , Senate Armed Services Committee , Jared Serbu
The general overseeing the Air Force's investigation into a November incident that sent competitors' data to rival bidders said Thursday that she was pleased with the companies' handling of the situation. The Pentagon remains convinced that the accidental disclosure will not affect the outcome of the $35 billion acquisition.
The Washington Post reports that some of the budgetary cutbacks could mean a second chance for older defense systems.
One prominent defense analyst said Boeing executives have grown pessimistic about winning the $35 billion contract.
Politico reports that Boeing may be at a disadvantage to EADS for winning the Air Force tanker contract award.
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The Air Force will move forward to finding a contractor for its refueling tanker, despite a mail mix-up between rival contractors.
The clock is ticking toward the Air Force's decision on which of two aerospace firms will build the next generation refueling tanker. Defense analysts said that no matter who is the winner of the tanker fight next month, it's time to get the tankers built -- and in the air.