Boeing wins KC-X tanker battle
from Military Times
Boeing has won the long-running battle to supply the Air Force with a new aerial refueling tanker, the service announced. The initial contract was a fixed-price incentive firm contract valued at over $3.5 billion for KC-X engineering and manufacturing development and the delivery of 18 aircraft, dubbed KC-46As, by 2017. The Air Force will eventually spend an estimated $35 billion to buy 179 planes.
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