Defense Department Considering Outsourcing American Aerospace Jobs to France
Pentagon officials acknowledged Friday their aerial refueling tanker program has stalled yet again, leaving uncertain the fate of the Air Force’s outdated fleet of more than 500 tankers. Vying for the $35 billion contract for 179 tanker planes are the Washington-based Boeing and the Toulouse, France-based European Aeronautic Defense Space Company (EADS), though the former has threatened to withdraw from consideration if the Pentagon did | Read More »
EADS = Corruption
Kansas’s next Senator, Todd Tiahrt (who I still think needs to buy an extra vowel for his last name from Vanna White) has a very interesting column at Human Events today. It’s well worth considering. Washington is full of hyperbolism. We often talk about something being the best, the worst, or the most scandalous. Some of these statements are true; most are not. So when | Read More »
Is the Fix in for Boeing on the Tanker Competition?
Quin Hillyer seems to think so, and so writes in the American Spectator. The Pentagon is playing dirty pool on behalf of the already-dirtiest pool players from Boeing, with regard to the huge (179-plane, about $40 billion) air refueling tanker contract that Northrop Grumman Corp. and EADS won fair and square last year before it was stolen away from them. As a reminder: The swiping | Read More »