The Northrop-Grumman/EADS has been selected as winner of the Air Force KC-X contract, supplying the next generation of refueling tankers for the service. Based on an Airbus jetliner, the KC-45 will be the first tanker built on a foreign design. The new aircraft will be assembled at a plant in Alabama.
Huge blow to Boeing, whose entry was based on its 767 airliner.
Protests over today's decision are almost inevitable.