GAO Details Tanker Blunders

In awarding the contract for refueling planes, the Air Force told Boeing one thing, then did another, and made crucial math errors, an auditor's report says

A new, fuller account of the June 18 auditor's ruling that gives Boeing (BA) another shot at a $35 billion contract for refueling tanker planes details numerous instances of "prejudicial" bungling by the U.S. Air Force as it weighed Boeing's bid against the chosen manufacturer, Northrop Grumman (NOC) and European partner European Aeronautic Defence & Space (EAD.PA), the parent of Airbus.

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