Feb 08 2007

Alabama Now Closer to Being Home to KC-330 Facility

U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) made the following comments today regarding the Northrop/EADS team’s decision to move forward in the tanker acquisition process:

“My primary interest is to ensure that the capabilities of our tanker fleet are the very best and that our armed forces receive the equipment they need to complete future operations.  I am pleased that the Northrop/EADS team chose to move forward in the tanker acquisition process, and I am proud that Alabama is positioned to play a role as the future home of the KC-330 facility.  I fully support a fair and open competition that will give the Air Force the ability to obtain the best platform for our servicemembers at the best price for the taxpayer.”