National Security

July 9, 2008

Pentagon reopens contentious bidding for new aerial tanker

The Pentagon will reopen the competition for a $35 billion aerial refueling tanker contract, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Wednesday. The announcement came three weeks after congressional auditors found the Air Force made "significant errors" in awarding the contract to Northrop Grumman and the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Co. (EADS) over Boeing.

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