Pressure to deliver the first 18 KC-46A refuelers by mid-2017 is creating some strange bedfellows at prime contractor Boeing as well as in the U.S. Air Force. Only a few years ago, disagreements between Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Defense Space & Security over an earlier tanker proposal contributed to the company's 2008 contract loss. But now the two are said to be in lockstep, largely due to the need to deliver on time under a fixed-price contRact. Similarly, Air ...


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