Boeing, Northrop Meeting DOD on $35B Tanker Deal

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Boeing is meeting with Pentagon officials Tuesday over the latest phase of a disputed $35 billion tanker

This comes as the company prepares its response to what some lawmakers and analysts have said are new guidelines that favor the
larger plane of rival Northrop Grumman.

The meeting -- at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio -- covers the new draft request for proposals issued last week. The document outlines the Pentagon's requirements for the new fleet of 179 aerial refueling planes for the Air Force.

Boeing spokesman Dan Beck would not discuss the substance of comments the company gave to the Pentagon Monday or the nature
of the upcoming talks.

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