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Northrop Grumman And Eads To Team-up  
User currently offlineBreiz From France, joined Mar 2005, 1917 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

Northrop Grumman and EADS join forces to compete for the USAF contract for next-generation tanker aircraft.
Here are the press releases:

http://www.eads.net/frame/lang/en/10...F00000000400004/6/03/31000036.html

http://www.irconnect.com/noc/press/pages/news_releases.mhtml?d=85370

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User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

Does this mean that KC-767 is out of the picture?

Micke//SE  Confused



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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 1):
Does this mean that KC-767 is out of the picture?

You wish. It means that Northrop Grumman will be the lead contractor on the A330 MRTT bid for the USAF tanker contract, with Airbus supplying airframes. Northrop Grumman will supply the US labor force. This team will compete against Boeing.



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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2857 times:

Shame to see a good company like NG team up with the EADS folks. NG should stick with supporting the KC767.

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineAirRyan From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy (Reply 3):
Shame to see a good company like NG team up with the EADS folks. NG should stick with supporting the KC767.

DeltaGuy

I'm sure those at Grumman will never let McDD now Boeing live down the coup the Hornet mafia got away with in the Navy in axing the F-14 and A-6 from their fleet in favor of photcopy-enlarged losing copies of the USAF's LWF runoff.


User currently offlineJaws707 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 708 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2854 times:

I am pretty excited about this and I hope the Northrop team wins. Not only because I work at Northrop, but because the Boeing deal that fell through would have ripped off taxpayers by about 4 Billion dollars, which is no laughing matter. I assume the airforce will be purchasing these planes and not leasing them? Does anyone think this order may be split over time with each company getting about 200 frames to build? Also does anyone know when the airforce will make their decision? Thanks

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