The latest rumblings from Washington have taken an interesting tone:
WASHINGTON — Congress will consider next week whether to split up a lucrative Air Force contract between Boeing and Northrop Grumman, KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reported.
Washington, D.C. bureau reporter Scott MacFarlane said that under the plan, each company would get some of the work in the $35 billion program for new air refueling tankers.
As much as I love Boeing, this may be for the best. The Air Force needs these new tankers badly, and any further delays are doing nothing but hurt the military. If a split order between both companies is what is needed to resolve the argument, then let’s do it. Get the Air Force the tools it needs to do the job right!
Tuesday, March 31st, 2009