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Boeing Wins US Air Force KC-X Refueling Aircraft Contract=0AFebruary 24th, =
2011      =E2=80=A2 By Matt Molnar =0A=0AThe Pentagon has announced that Bo=
eing=E2=80=99s bid for the KC-X aerial refueling program beat out the bid o=
f Europe=E2=80=99s EADS.=0AArtist's rendering of the Boeing NewGen Tanker. =
(Image courtesy of Boeing)=0ABoeing=E2=80=99s 767 airliner-based NewGen Tan=
ker design beat out the Airbus A330-based design put forward by EADS.=0AThe=
 Air Force deal, expected to be worth about $35 billion, will =0Acover 175 =
production aircraft and 4 test platforms over the next 20 =0Ayears. =0AThe =
current fleet of Boeing KC-135 and McDonnell Douglas KC-10 refueling aircra=
ft is about 30-40 years old.


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