Friday, March 19, 2010

Will Tiahrt finally get his tanker deal?

Finally after years of doing nothing for his district other than take gifts, contributions and perks for his office, Tiahrt may finally get his tanker deal. Not because of his hard lobbying, but because all the competitors are loosing interest in the project.

According to The Wichita Eagle:

Northrop won't offer tanker bid
Northrop's tanker is based on the Airbus A330 commercial airliner. Boeing said last week that it will offer a tanker based on the 767.
EADS North America chairman Ralph Crosby called the Air Force preference for a smaller tanker "particularly disappointing given that the Air Force previously selected the A330-based KC-45 because of its added capability, lower risk and best value."
"They really wanted to bid," said Lexington Institute defense analyst Loren Thompson.
But after spending $200 million preparing its bids, Northrop concluded it wouldn't make money off the tanker competition, Thompson said.”

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