A Russian aerospace company is planning to bid on the contract to replace the Air Force's aging...


A Russian aerospace company is planning to bid on the contract to replace the Air Force's aging fleet of aerial refueling tankers, the latest twist to the ongoing saga involving Boeing (BA), EADS (EADSF.PK), Northrop (NOC) and others.
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  • davidbdc
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    and you can rest assured that they will propose to assemble a few parts of the plane in a couple of key congressional districts and get the backing of the local politicians that happen to sit on the armed services committee......

     

    I like Russia and think we should work hard to have much better relationship with them..... but we are a long way away from buying Russian military hardware.
    19 Mar 2010, 05:48 PM Reply Like
  • Neil459
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    With Obama, how better to be liked by the world than to sign up for Russian military hardware.
    19 Mar 2010, 07:32 PM Reply Like
  • MarketGuy
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    Won't happen. period. The outrage in US congressional "plane building" districts would be a political firestorm. Why do you think the last one went back to Boeing after Airbus already won it?
    19 Mar 2010, 10:45 PM Reply Like
  • Tack
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    Hey, let's have North Korea and Iran build some of our military hardware, too.
    20 Mar 2010, 10:22 AM Reply Like
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