Politics & Government

November 1, 2009

Northrop charges that tanker bidding skewed toward Boeing

Northrop officials think the Air Force has made crucial changes in the request for bids that put their company at a disadvantage. Among other things, they said, bidders will have to meet 373 mandatory requirements that range from fuel off-load capabilities to the number of bathrooms and crew bunks on board. All those requirements will be weighed equally, even though some are clearly more important than others.

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