Russian company plans to bid for new Air Force tanker project
Northrop Grumman is now out of the bidding project. The photo shows promise – Grumman KC-30 bid plan.
BEIJING, March 22 (Reuters): According to the Russian “ties” network on March 20 reported that some Russian United Aircraft Building Corporation is now planning to participate in the new Air Force aerial refueling tanker for the manufacture of the tender held.
Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation Counsel John Kiel Crane said in an interview that the company will be formed with a U.S. joint venture company, related news will be officially announced Monday. The newly formed joint company will be subject as a unified bid a new generation of U.S. Air Force KC-X aerial tanker development program. U.S. Air Force in accordance with the plan, KC-X will be used to replace the Boeing-made KC-135 tanker.
after the news, Boeing KC-X program has become the only bidder. The proposed program is equipped with a new bid up stick and extended wing of the KC-767-200 tanker.
also intends to bid for the European EADS group had recently requested the U.S. Department of Defense, hoping to submit a bid to extend the application deadline. EADS had hoped to work with U.S. partner Northrop Grumman to bid, but the latter on 10 March this year, to renounce the bid.
the news, EADS hopes to extend the application period for the purpose is to find the next partner. Analysts pointed out that EADS is expected to become new partners may be Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications or Raytheon. However, EADS has not yet started negotiations with several companies this news.
However, the Russian United Aircraft Building Corporation has not yet officially announced the bid for the U.S. Air Force tanker development program of new messages.
U.S. Department of Defense announced in February this year the performance requirements for new tankers. It is reported that the bidding winner will receive a $ 35 billion worth of contracts. (Compiled: Compass)