Boeing has joined BAE Systems to bid for the U.K.'s Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA) program. A final agreement is expected shortly on the teaming arrangement, which is expected to include other parties and propose a Boeing aircraft as a platform. BAE Systems was one of three bidders short-listed by the Ministry of Defense for the FSTA program to provide air refueling services for the Royal Air Force under a 25-year contract.

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