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Northrop Grumman And Eads To Team-up

Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:52 am

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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RE: Northrop Grumman And Eads To Team-up

Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:06 am

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

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RE: Northrop Grumman And Eads To Team-up

Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:08 am

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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RE: Northrop Grumman And Eads To Team-up

Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:05 am

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

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RE: Northrop Grumman And Eads To Team-up

Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:31 am

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.

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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.
 
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RE: Northrop Grumman And Eads To Team-up

Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:35 pm

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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