Northrop Grumman Vs. Boeing For Air Force Contract

Companies are competing for a $40 billion contract to replace tankers for the Air Force.

Northrop Grumman Corp. said Thursday that it will compete for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-135 Tanker Replacement Program, KC-X.

"The next-generation tanker is vital to our nation's power projection capabilities around the world for decades to come," said Scott Seymour, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Integrated Systems sector. "After carefully studying the final language in the Air Force's KC-X request for proposals, we and our team members have determined that the Northrop Grumman KC-30 is a very competitive offering that fully supports the Air Force's tanker mission."

Northrop Grumman will be competing against Boeing for the contract worth an estimated $40 billion.

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