At a past point in the never ending battle of will collected in Washington D.C. and in the Armed Forces fights are common. Fights over where bases should be, fights over how much money should be spent on this program and that, and on into the future they will go.
One fight that involved the AF, Congress, and the administration, ended in Congress winning.
The AF wants a replacement for the KC 135 tanker. They wanted the French Air Bus.
Congress concurred that the 136 needed replacing, but they suggested that an American plane maker should make it and supply it.
The Boeing Co. on Thursday announced that it has been awarded $2.8 billion for production of the first 19 KC-46A Pegasus tankers for the U.S. Air Force.
In this case Congress won and the 2.8 goes for the first 19 of 179 required.
Thanks to the Kansas Congress people that fought long and hard against globalization of our armed forces.
From the reaches,