The Air Force is expected to announce the winner of the KC-X refueling tanker contract Thursday. This will give Defense an extra weekday to respond to the questions that are sure to follow.
With all the cuts, can the Defense Department meet the mission, and which Navy and Air Force contractors will be feeling the bite? We ask defense contracting expert, Jim McAleese.
The Obama administration wants to maintain or boost funding next year for some of the military’s most expensive space projects, despite mounting pressure for Pentagon spending cuts.
Seven senators have requested an independent investigation by the Defense Department’s inspector general into the accidental disclosure of technical data to rival bidders Boeing and EADS in the Air Force’s refueling tanker competition.
The general overseeing the Air Force’s investigation into a November incident that sent competitors’ data to rival bidders said Thursday that she was pleased with the companies’ handling of the situation. The Pentagon remains convinced that the accidental disclosure will not affect the outcome of the $35 billion acquisition.
The Boeing Co. has landed a contract worth $1.53 billion from the U.S. Navy to manufacture six P-8A Poseidon aircraft.
Defense News reports that the Army is ordering Boeing to cancel two programs that tested poorly.
One prominent defense analyst said Boeing executives have grown pessimistic about winning the $35 billion contract.
Politico reports that Boeing may be at a disadvantage to EADS for winning the Air Force tanker contract award.
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