Russia denied involvement in the U.S. Air Force’s KC-X tanker bid plan
Russia’s United Aircraft Group, development and production of IL-96 new aircraft
According to the U.S. “Defense News” March 2010, 22 Daily trail Friday, a Los Angeles lawyer outside the U.S. claims that Russia’s United Aircraft Group (UAC) has plans to work with a U.S. partner companies to join the U.S. KC-X tanker project bid, the entire defense industry in an uproar.
Saturday, UAC official denied this. Sunday, the lawyer again claimed that he had sent a letter to the UAC, during which he also quoted officials with UAC between a large number of conversations about bidding plan and draft documents. Today (Monday), the situation remains confusing.
3 月 19 日, Hamilton & Scripps LLP’s lawyer John Kirkland told “Defense News” and other U.S. media, UAC hired him to announce, UAC will be four-engine airliner Il -96 participate in the U.S. based KC-X tanker bid.
followed the next day, there are reports that UAC officials denied that they want to bid. March 22, UAC files on its official website said: UAC chairman, president and chief executive Alexey I. Fedorov announced, “UAC without any tanker bid to join or form a joint venture program.” In that paper, Fedorov Kirkland denied he knew this person.
However, Kirkland on March 21 letter was that this man’s unusual relationship with the UAC.
letter said: “The past few months, we have received a number of certification or approval, including the UAC’s official certification letter and Mr. Dmitriev’s handwritten comments, and have learned specifically for the KC-X tanker modernization project to develop the joint venture group will soon implement an agreement. “
letter written by the recipient is UAC chairman Sergei Ivanov and Federov, and two Russian military technology group officials.
Kirkland said in the letter: “We repeatedly get the message, President 梅德里杰夫 has signed a presidential decree, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Yevgeny Maksimovich Primakov, Mr. Ivanov and Mr. Dmitriev and so all approved the project … … the weekend (March 20-21) and Russia and I have UAC officials on the phone. the phone, they all confirmed that the relevant agreement will be signed on Monday morning. “
Kirkland to “Defense News” provide a copy of a letter and a number of related documents. Kirkland also said he recorded his officials with the Russian military and the UAC conference call between the content.
March 22, when asked whether he felt when they have been fooled, Kirkland said: “This is simply unimaginable. It seems likely to be something out of the weekend.” (China Aviation Industry Development Research Center Liaomeng Hao)