Concerned that the process may not be fair, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Committee has called on Defense Secretary Robert Gates to explain the Air Force's proposed method of determining the total proposed price of each bidder's aircraft in the KC-X tanker competition, the Mobile Press-Register reported Nov. 11, 2009. Here, a KC-135 tanker, the type that the KC-X aircraft is meant to replace, taxis on the flight line at Travis AFB, Calif., Aug. 4, 2009.
Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Scott T. Sturkol
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