Boeing The Clear Winner Of KC-X: Pentagon

By Graham Warwick

Additional capabilities beyond the mandatory requirements were not a factor in the U.S. Air Force’s selection of Boeing’s 767-based tanker, now designated the KC-46A, as the service’s KC-X replacement aerial refueler, Pentagon officials said late Feb. 24.

EADS North America’s larger Airbus A330-based KC-45A, winner of the previous KC-X competition, was the losing ...

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