House Armed Services Committee defeats amendment that would mandate KC-Y competition

By Michael Marrow / June 23, 2022 at 9:30 AM
Shortly after midnight on June 23 during the House Armed Services Committee’s marathon session to fashion the fiscal year 2023 defense policy bill, a bipartisan group of lawmakers voted down an amendment that would prohibit the Air Force from awarding the contract for the KC-Y “bridge tanker” unless the service conducted a competition. The amendment was offered by Rep. Jerry Carl (R-AL), an outspoken critic of the current KC-46A Pegasus program whose delays and cost overruns have prompted Air Force...

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