Boeing is to protest the KC-X tanker award to Northrop and Airbus. The company says it will provide details of its protest tomorrow (11 March) when it files with the Government Accountability Office, meanwhile here’s what Boeing is saying:
“Our team has taken a very close look at the tanker decision and found serious flaws in the process that we believe warrant appeal,” said Jim McNerney, Boeing chairman, president and chief executive officer.
“Based upon what we have seen, we continue to believe we submitted the most capable, lowest risk, lowest Most Probable Life Cycle Cost airplane as measured against the Air Force’s Request for Proposal,” McNerney said.
So I was wrong. Better put down those tins of Air Force grey paint for now, Northrop.