Boeing Statement on Release of KC-X Tanker Draft Request for Proposal

Sep 25, 2009, 09:13 ET from Boeing Integrated Defense Systems

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Boeing Company today received the Draft Request for Proposal document for the KC-X Tanker competition from the U.S. Air Force, and released the following statement:

"Our next step is to conduct a detailed review of the document. We want to understand how requirements will be defined and prioritized and how the proposals will be evaluated. That information will help us decide which plane to offer or whether to offer both planes. We appreciate that there will be frequent, open discussion with the U.S. Air Force as we go forward. Both the Air Force and the American taxpayer will benefit from the tanker options we can offer. Boeing has a KC-7A7 'family of tankers' available to meet the warfighter's requirements. Whether it's the agile, flexible 767-based tanker or the large 777-based tanker, Boeing will deliver a combat-ready tanker with maximum capability at the lowest cost."

More information on the KC-7A7 is available at


    William Barksdale
    Boeing Global Mobility Systems
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    Mobile: 314-707-3294

    Dan Beck
    Boeing Integrated Defense Systems
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    Mobile: 562-243-7082

SOURCE Boeing Integrated Defense Systems