SOURCE: EADS North America

EADS North America

March 19, 2010 09:30 ET

EADS North America Announcement on U.S. Tanker Program

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2010) -  Today EADS released the following press announcement:

Yesterday the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) indicated it would welcome a proposal from EADS North America as prime contractor for the KC-X tanker competition. This is a significant development. EADS is assessing this new situation to determine if the company can feasibly submit a responsive proposal to the Department's request for proposal (RFP). 

And while this development is a positive sign that the DoD seeks competition, it does not address EADS' underlying concerns that the RFP clearly favors a smaller, less capable aircraft, and that the additional combat capability offered by our system may not be fully valued. 

An important prerequisite for our consideration of entry into this competition will be a significant extension to the period within which to prepare and submit a proposal. EADS welcomes the DoD's recent statement which indicated a willingness to extend the timeframe. Though this is essential, it is only one factor in making a decision for EADS to compete. In the end, the company will only submit a proposal if there is a fair chance to win, after evaluating all relevant factors.

About EADS North America
EADS North America is the North American operation of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defense and related services. As a leader in all sectors of defense and homeland security, EADS North America and its parent company, EADS, contribute over $11 billion to the U.S. economy annually and support more than 200,000 American jobs through its network of suppliers and services. Operating in 17 states, EADS North America offers a broad array of advanced solutions to its customers in the commercial, homeland security, aerospace and defense markets.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT: GUY HICKS
    Vice President, Communications and Public Relations
    EADS North America
    Tel: 703-236-3346
    e-mail: Email Contact