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Last updated 5:10PM ET
March 7, 2021
Governor Riley Defends Tanker Contract Selection
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Governor Riley says EADS and Northrop Grumman were selected for an Air Force tanker contract because they offered a superior product.

Riley defended the selection today, which would bring 2,000 jobs to Mobile.

Boeing is asking the Air Force to explain why it was passed over for European company that would do part of the plane work outside the United States.

Riley says analysts praised the EADS-Northrop plane. He says it would be a mistake for the United States to give an inferior product to its war fighters simply to protect jobs.

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