Air Mobility Command Chief Open to Split KC-X Purchase if Funding is Available

By John Reed / September 3, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Air Mobility Command chief Gen. Arthur Lichte said today that he is open to a split buy between the Northrop-EADS KC-30 and Boeing's KC-767 for the Air Force's $35 billion KC-X tanker contract if the service is given enough money to support such a purchase. He cautioned however, that such a move is not in the taxpayer's best interest. "The relatively short answer is; if I get the money to do a split buy, I'll gladly do that, because I...

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