WASHINGTON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In an exclusive interview, Shay Assad, director of procurement and acquisition policy at the Pentagon, shares with Aviation Week new details about the KC-46A contract, Boeing's $4.4 billion tanker, and specifics of how the contract will be executed along with a never-before-seen image of the aircraft the United States Air Force is buying.
Senior Pentagon Editor Amy Butler's interview with Assad is detailed on AviationWeek.com and in the April 11, 2011 issue of Aviation Week & Space Technology.
The article, "Refueled: Pentagon Gives First Peek at KC-46A Details," highlights what the U.S. Defense Department says was a disciplined, no-ambiguity approach during the KC-X competition between Boeing and EADS. It further examines Boeing's contract, including the proposed timeline and possible pricing figures for the aircraft, and shows a first-ever artist's depiction of the KC-46A, which is notably lacking the prominent winglets appearing in earlier images of the aircraft.
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