EADS executives continue to decline comment on whether the company wants to submit an independent bid for the KC-X contract after Northrop Grumman’s decision on 8 March to withdraw from the competition.
But one thing is now absolutely clear: It is “impossible” for EADS to submit a bid before the May 10 deadline imposed by the US Air Force request for proposals, EADS Chief Executive Louis Gallois told reporters this morning at a breakfast roundtable in New York City.
At first, Gallois said it would be “almost impossible” for EADS to meet the deadline. But he quickly clarified that the 60-day window rules out any opportunity for the company to prepare a new response to the current RFP.
Gallois rules out EADS tanker bid before May 10 deadline
By Stephen Trimble on 18 March, 2010 in Uncategorised
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