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  • Tanker Volleys Have Only Begun for Farnborough
    Posted by Amy Butler 10:45 AM on Jul 13, 2008

    John Young, the chief operating officer of EADS North America, took a jab at its rival, Boeing, during the company's annual pre-Farnborough briefing day for reporters July 12.

    The 767-200LRF is "cobbled together," he says, noting Australia's Multi-role Tanker Transport, which very similar to the USAF design, will resume its second batch of flight trials in the fall.

    One area of concern for the Northrop Grumman/EADS North America team moving forward with the forthcoming recompetition is how much cost data Boeing lawyers accessed during the protest earlier this year.

    Northrop Grumman CEO Ron Sugar is said to have written to Defense Secretary Robert Gates raising the issue and asking for assurances that the cost data would not fall into the hands of Boeing's proposal team.

     

    Tags: farnblog, tanker, northrop, eads, boeing

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