Pentagon to Relaunch Air Force Tanker Competition Thursday

By Jason Sherman, Marcus Weisgerber / September 22, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn plans to brief lawmakers this Thursday on the Pentagon's new acquisition strategy for a fleet of Air Force aerial refueling tankers, a move that marks the relaunch of a $35 billion, winner-take-all competition between aerospace giants Boeing and Airbus, whose parent company EADS is partnered with Northrop Grumman. The Pentagon today notified Congress that Lynn -- along with Pentagon acquisition executive Ashton Carter and Air Force Secretary Michael Donley -- will travel to Capitol Hill...

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