Decision by DoD outrageous

Published 7:39 am Monday, September 15, 2008

By Staff
In a stunning announcement last week, the Department of Defense notified Congress and the two competing contractors, Northrop Grumman and Boeing, that it was terminating the Air Force tanker replacement competition.
This is outrageous, and I cannot begin to express how angry and disappointed I am that DoD would cancel this competition.
It has been seven years since the Air Force initiated its program to replace the KC-135s. Seven years and our airmen have nothing to show for it.
Keep in mind this competition was the second attempt by the Air Force to procure a tanker after the first deal with Boeing ultimately imploded as a result of illegal dealings.
In February, the Air Force determined the Northrop Grumman offering to be the better aircraft