A new bidder has entered the competition to build the Air Force’s KC-X mid-air refueling tanker, replacing Boeing’s aging KC-135 Stratotanker which has been in service since 1957. Earlier this month, Northrop Grumman announced that it would pull out of the bidding process, leaving Boeing the apparent winner of the contract, but the parent company […] More
When Northrop Grumman pulled out of the $40 billion competition to build aerial refueling tankers for the Air Force, leaving Boeing as the likely winner, some analysts questioned whether White House acquisition reform efforts are pushing contractors too hard. Loren Thompson, a defense industry expert at the Lexington Institute, told the Washington Post “it shows […] More
We had the pleasure of speaking with Rockwell Collins’ Senior VP in of Washington Operations, Mr. Bobby Sturgell. A former Navy aviator, NTSB advisor, and head of the FAA, Bobby told us how Rockwell Collins planned to maintain growth and keep American soldiers safe abroad and civilian air transit passengers safe at home, as well […] More
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