Young Criticizes Lawmaker Threats to Nix EADS KC-30 Funding (Updated)

By John Reed / April 18, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Editor's Note: This story originally reported that the Northrop Grumman-EADS KC-30 airborne refueling tanker aircraft would cost $35 million. The correct amount is $35 billion. The article has been updated to reflect that. Pentagon acquisition czar John Young today dismissed lawmakers' threats to cut funding for the $35 billion Northrop Grumman-EADS KC-30 aircraft which beat rival Boeing in the hotly contested KC-X tanker competition. Praising the Air Force's acquisition process for the contract, Young argued that any threats to zero...

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