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Air Force Chief of Staff promises Tanker RFP will be “foolproof”

Defense News reports that Air Force Chief of Staff  General Norton told attendees of the Air Force Association annual conference that the the Request for Proposals for the redux on the Air Force’s KC-X tanker acquisition would be “foolproof”:

As the crescendo for the service’s latest try at replacing its aging KC-135 tankers grows, Schwartz was asked about rumors in defense circles that protests could be filed even before bids are submitted if the competitors feel shortchanged by the coming solicitations. Schwartz asked with a grin: “Do you think we’d put an RfP on the street that isn’t foolproof?”

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