War on the Hill

Congress and the Air Force are headed for a clash over a huge tanker contract. At stake: the fortunes of Boeing and Northrop Grumman

U.S. Air Force officials are standing their ground on a $20 billion competition to build part of a new fleet of 533 aerial refueling tankers—despite public criticism from bidder Northrop Grumman (NOC) and threats of congressional hearings from corporate allies on Capitol Hill.

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