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Moving down to Washington on how the Pentagon will award hotly contested tanker contract -- doesn't it -- DC with the very latest favorites.
-- -- sources in senator brown backs office and senator Murray's office are telling us it will be a -- this is seen.
As a win for Boeing remembered the air force awarded a 35 billion dollar contract.
To Northrop Grumman and EADS now we -- hearing from both senator patty Murray's office of senator Sam Brownback softness that the air force will go.
And call back contract a re bid they're gonna send that out again on an expedited -- -- -- contract he could take.
Up to a year this contract was initially awarded to Northrop Grumman and EAD yes it was protest -- By Boeing and and the GAO -- about three weeks ago.
That the selection process that the air force had used was flawed so this is more life more wind in Boeing's sales here that GAO reports that the the initial process was flawed and now it seems like the air force is gonna go in line with Boeing and go in line with GAL reed did that contract -- Proposals again from borrowing.
And from Northrop Grumman and EADS and go back out and award this 35 billion dollar contract it doesn't mean Northrop Grumman and EADS are dead here but it means.
The contract that was initially awarded to that those two companies.
Has to go out again and both those companies are gonna have to -- 35 billion dollar some say it could be worth.
Up to a hundred billion dollars over thirty years when he county and parts and you count and other types of mechanical upgrades and things of that nature and of course.
This is the first set 79 tankers to replace a 600.
Tanker -- he got to imagine.
That the first award could really set a precedent for more again.
The air force were hearing from senator Patty Murray and from senator Sam Brownback aids in their office.
Basically saying that the air force will announce in about an hour and a half -- that they're going to have a Reid did of this 35.
Billion dollar contract we're gonna bring that press conference live to you at 1 PM back to you.
But we got it here first -- -- -- great job thank you.
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