Jan 30 2007

Shelby Comments on Release of Air Force Tanker RFP

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) made the following comments today regarding the U.S. Air Force’s release of the final Request for Proposal on the tanker recapitalization program.

“The tanker replacement program is vital to ensuring that our armed forces have the most reliable and effective equipment in the world and I am pleased the Air Force has moved closer to awarding the contract with the release of the final Request for Proposal.  I plan to review the proposal carefully and I hope that it will lay out guidelines to ensure that the Air Force tanker competition remains fair and open.”