CSAR-X, round three, begins

The third round of bidding has officially started for the $15 billion, 141-aircraft CSAR-X contract.

Strangely, the US Air Force released the amended request for proposals, but didn’t set a date for the contract award. Guess they didn’t want to set a date, only to have it delayed when the next administration reviews the program.

The USAF’s new solicitation documents set a new timetable for entry into service. The first 10 aircraft to establish initial operational capability must fall between the third quarter of FY2013 and the second quarter of FY2015. It also updates the five-year budget, which is set at $2.95 billion from FY09 to FY13.

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