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09-16-2009, 11:54 AM
Gates Gives Tanker Decision Back to USAF
By John Bennett
Published: 16 Sep 2009 09:36

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has returned control over the KC-X tanker program back to service brass.

"I am pleased to announce that source selection authority is returning to the Air Force," Gates said, according to a copy of his scheduled speech to Air Force Association Air & Space Conference on September 16.
Still, he will tell the conference, "My office will continue to have a robust oversight role."

Gates wants to avoid the kinds of "letdowns, parochial squabbles and corporate food fights that have bedeviled this effort in the past."

09-17-2009, 07:19 PM
So they're not stuck with the Airbus deal, anymore?