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Last updated 1:18AM ET
March 7, 2021
Boeing Will Stay in Tanker Bid
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - Boeing indicated Tuesday it will remain in the competition for a disputed $35 billion Air Force tanker contract, saying talks with the Pentagon were the start of a "continuing dialogue" over the latest round of bidding on the aerial refueling plane.

Officials from both Boeing and rival Northrop Grumman met with Defense Department officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.

Boeing said the meeting was used to understand changes in the criteria the Pentagon will use to pick a new winner.

The Air Force said a decision is expected by the end of the year on a new contract.

Northrop has said its tanker would provides thousands of new jobs in Mobile.

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