Boeing Tanker Overpriced, Says Young

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John Young, defense undersecretary for acquisition, technology and logistics, says that Boeing’s bid for the US Air Force’s new generation KC-X tanker aircraft was overpriced for the size of the aircraft. Rival Northrop Grumman’s bid was a full 3 billion Dollars lower. On top of that, Northrop was prepared to deliver the completed aircraft two years earlier than Boeing.

Read more on John Young’s interview. 


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