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February 26, 2011

HASC Leaders Comment On Air Force Aerial Refueling Tanker Award

Joint Statement Does Not Play Favorites Between Competitors

The leaders of the House Armed Services Committee and the panel’s Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee issued a joint statement Thursday in response to the Department of Defense’s announcement that it has selected a provider for the KC-X Aerial Refueling Tanker.

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EADS Calls Air Force Tanker Decision 'High Risk'

Company Says Review Of The Decision Will Take "Some Time"

EADS North America officials predictably expressed disappointment and concern over the announcement by the U.S. Air Force that it had selected what they say is a high-risk, concept aircraft over their proposed KC-45 for the nation’s next aerial refueling tanker.

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Machinists Welcome Tanker Decision

Buffenbarger: "Decision Will Result In An American Aircraft"

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) praised the Department of Defense’s decision to award the Boeing Company with a contract to build a new fleet of air-to-air refueling tankers for the U.S. Air Force.

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