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Northrop Grumman and Paris plane maker beat out Boeing for Air Force refueling tanker contract

Northrop Grumman and Paris plane maker beat out Boeing for Air Force refueling tanker contract

Northrop Grumman Corp. and the maker of Airbus planes won a multibillion-dollar Air Force contract to build 179 tankers used to refuel military aircraft mid-flight, a congressional staffer familiar with the award said Friday.
The staffer, who learned of the award from a Northrop Grumman employee, spoke on condition of anonymity.
The selection of Los Angeles-based Northrop Grumman and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. comes as a surprise to Wall Street and major blow to Boeing Co.
Chicago-based Boeing has been supplying refueling tankers to the Air Force for nearly 50 years and had been expected to win the deal.
The contract will be worth between $30 billion (euro19.78 billion) and $40 billion (euro26.37 billion) over 10 to 15 years. It is the first of three awards worth up to $100 billion (euro65.93 billion) over 30 years to replace the entire Air Force fleet of nearly 600 tankers.


Updated : 2021-06-20 19:04 GMT+08:00