Teams from Boeing, EADS North America, and US Aerospace-Antonov all said they met the Pentagon's July 9, 2010 deadline for submitting proposals in the Air Force's KC-X tanker contest. Boeing put forth its 767-based NewGen Tanker, while EADS has offered its A330-based aerial-refueling platform. US Aerospace has proposed the An-112KC tanker, a derivative of Antonov's An-70 airlifter, according to press reports. With bids in hand, the Air Force has begun the formal source-selection process that is expected to culminate in a KC-X contract award sometime in fall 2010. Here, a KC-135 tanker from at MacDill AFB, Fla., flies over central Florida. KC-X will replace the oldest KC-135s.
Air Force photo by MSgt. Keith Reed
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