The Air Force on Tuesday released a sources sought notice for a non developmental tanker aircraft known as KC-Y that would bridge the gap between KC-46 and the next-generation KC-Z tanker.
Track records, capabilities will be analysed. What if the best tanker-transport is unacceptable from a national, strategic, political perspective?
I guess one of the possible suppliers will make sure beforehand to investigate if participating makes any sense.
In the past NG left the competition under huge pressure. And it had nothing to do with the tanker proposal itself.
Boeing, https://www.key.aero/forum/modern-milit ... n-and-lpat
Now Lockheed Martin is in. I wonder what their strategy really is. Setting up a FAL in Washington state?
Give Boeing the required headwind to make it look like a fair competition & get something in return for the effort?
A330NEO MRTT? Will GE play a role offering the GENX? https://www.sharecast.com/news/internat ... 26170.html