Air Force Chooses Northrop-EADS Plane in KC-X Battle (Updated)

By Marcus Weisgerber / February 29, 2008 at 5:00 AM
In a shocking move, the Air Force has chosen the Northrop Grumman-European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company KC-30 tanker as its next-generation aerial refueling platform, service acquisition officials announced today. The KC-30 -- based on the commercial Airbus A-330 -- edged out the Boeing KC-767, which had been the predicted winner by industry analysts. The contract award comes more than a year after each company announced they would bid on the proposal. The tanker -- which will be designated the...

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