India asks Boeing for tanker bid

The government of India has asked Boeing to provide it with information about aerial refueling tankers, Dow Jones Newswires reports. Last week, we noted that the Indian Finance Ministry had deep-sixed plans to acquire six Airbus KC-30 tankers for the country’s air force. At issue: a dispute between the Indian government financiers, who favored cheap … Continue reading

Airbus loses tanker contract

The government of India has canceled a contract to buy a half-dozen Airbus KC-30 tankers, a deal estimated to be worth between $1.5 billion and $2 billion. The planes were intended to supplement the squadron of six IL-78 tankers┬áthat the Indian Air Force now operates. India bought those planes — a deriviative of the ’70s-vintage … Continue reading

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