Pentagon Awards Boeing Tanker Contract Worth $35 Billion

After a decade of wrangling and fierce lobbying, the Pentagon today awarded Chicago-based Boeing a $35 billion contract to being replacing the Air Force's aging aerial refueling tanker fleet. The contract, which could create 50,000 jobs, primarily in Washington state and Kansas, was awarded to Boeing over Europe-based EADS, which planned to build the tankers in Alabama. The battle between Boeing and the European airplane conglomerate EADS has had many fits and starts. Each company won a...Full Story
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