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Boeing in fray for Indian Air Force's tanker contest

Having developed a brand new MRTT for the USAF, Boeing is poised to compete with Airbus and Ilyushin

Ajai Shukla  |  Everett (USA) 

The Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) withdrawal of a tender earlier this year for the $2 billion purchase of six multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft has set the stage for the entry of Boeing into this contest. The American company had not responded to two earlier tenders, since it did not have a suitable aircraft to field.  Now, having developed a brand new MRTT for the US Air Force (USAF), Boeing is poised to compete with Airbus and Ilyushin, the two vendors who have vied for the IAF order for a decade.  An earlier IAF tender, floated in 2006, ...

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Having developed a brand new MRTT for the USAF, Boeing is poised to compete with Airbus and Ilyushin The Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) withdrawal of a tender earlier this year for the $2 billion purchase of six multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft has set the stage for the entry of Boeing into this contest. The American company had not responded to two earlier tenders, since it did not have a suitable aircraft to field.  Now, having developed a brand new MRTT for the US Air Force (USAF), Boeing is poised to compete with Airbus and Ilyushin, the two vendors who have vied for the IAF order for a decade.  An earlier IAF tender, floated in 2006, ... image
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Boeing in fray for Indian Air Force's tanker contest

Having developed a brand new MRTT for the USAF, Boeing is poised to compete with Airbus and Ilyushin

The Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) withdrawal of a tender earlier this year for the $2 billion purchase of six multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) aircraft has set the stage for the entry of Boeing into this contest. The American company had not responded to two earlier tenders, since it did not have a suitable aircraft to field.  Now, having developed a brand new MRTT for the US Air Force (USAF), Boeing is poised to compete with Airbus and Ilyushin, the two vendors who have vied for the IAF order for a decade.  An earlier IAF tender, floated in 2006, ...

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