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-- -- Defense Secretary Robert Gates yesterday fired the Air Force's top military and civilian leaders.
In response to too high level mishaps involving nuclear and conventional weapon systems.
This comes on the heels of the Air Force's decision to -- A huge government contract to build tankers to a partnership that includes a foreign firm.
Which is of course sparked outrage in two states and the halls of congress -- taught them about that.
For more on this story we go now to Fox's support -- for joining -- from Washington DC with more of the details good morning rich.
Good morning Alexis and that air force decision yesterday had more to do with this placing nuclear technology -- it had to do with.
This decision to award Northrop Grumman and 179 tankers to build.
To replace a Boeing fleet what -- try to boil the politics out of this pretty difficult down here in Washington DC.
And take a look at the communities of course -- -- in Washington State but EJ DS to Northrop coming looking to build their tankers in Mobile, Alabama.
That's a place that's pretty excited take a lot take a look.
Mobile, Alabama a production giant during the Second World War.
-- -- air force base close to the 1960s it was the largest base closing in American history up to that point.
And it took 95 million dollars in annual payroll with it but soon some of those government dollars may be on their way back this is going to be.
The most modern.
Aircraft assembly and manufacturing facility and the source.
The air force has awarded Northrop Grumman and DS 35 billion dollars to build a 179 tankers here.
The companies say that contract will add about 2000 jobs initially here and 48000 nationwide.
They say nearly 60% of the money spent building each tanker will go to American suppliers.
Today bigger planes are built in two places of the world Seattle and salutes.
When this when this contract starts that changes dramatically the third location will be right here in Mobile, Alabama my intention is to make sure.
We continue to build beyond one's having -- In addition my partner this facility behind us here that will be the Airbus -- -- line.
Is going to build commercial freighters for sale as well.
Locals say that is an exciting proposition to a community that has not experienced a -- like this.
Quality office says it's looking into this Bali has actually appealed as a hundred -- appeal process -- -- be hearing any day now.
Whether Boeing has actually or whether the Government Accountability Office wants to overturn this decision and redid the contract.
But looking at this right now we're gonna look at this throughout the day because of course.
Mobile, Alabama could be the winner and all this is a loser in all this and that's Everett Washington which witnessed -- To build a 179 of these tankers would have been a big local impact that we're going to be taking a look at that's throughout the entire day.
-- back to you all right thanks so much -- for that --
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