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Northrop Grumman drops out of Air Force tanker competition

Northrop Grumman Corp. has decided not to compete against Boeing Co. for the $35 billion the Air Force will spend to buy its own fleet of refueling tankers. The decision puts the Pentagon on a path to doing something President Barack Obama said shouldn't happen any more: paying large amounts of money to a major defense contractor without undergoing any competition.

Tags: contracting , Northrop Grumman , Boeing , EADS , USAF , Air Force tanker contract ,

Monday - 03/08/2010, 06:32pm EST

Analyst: Northrop could have been tanker contender

Jim McAleese, defense analyst and principal at McAleese & Associates, says Northrop's decision will affect the outcome of the KC-X contract and the future of the C-17.

Tags: contracting , Northrop Grumman , Boeing , EADS , USAF , Air Force tanker contract , C-17 , Jim McAleese , McAleese & Associates

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 11:18am EST
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EADS close to conceding Air Force tanker contract

Reuter reports EADS is close to conceding its loss of the $35 billion Air Force KC-X tanker award to Boeing.

Tags: EADS , Boeing , Air Force , tanker , contracting , protest , DoD , Jolie Lee

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 04:21pm EST

Analysis: Will EADS protest Air Force tanker contract award?

Defense contractor EADS is thinking about its options, following the Air Force's choice to give Boeing that $35 billion tanker contract.

Tags: Mike Dunn , DoD , Air Force , Air Force Association , EADS , Boeing , tanker , contracting , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 04:04pm EST
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Analysis: Air Force KC-X tanker contract journey

Richard Aboulafia from the Teal Group offers a recap and a look ahead of the tanker saga.

Tags: Richard Aboulafia , Teal Group , DoD , Air Force , tanker , contracting , Boeing , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 02/25/2011, 04:45pm EST
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Air Force tanker decision expected Thursday

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.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Congress , Air Force , Boeing , EADS , refueling tanker , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 02/23/2011, 01:11pm EST

GAO denies KC-X protest

The protest by U.S. Aerospace and its partner, Ukrainian aircraft-maker Antonov has been denied.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , contracting , Air Force , EADS , Boeing , GAO

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 08:40am EDT