DOD announces revised criteria for tanker competition

The DOD on Wednesday proposed revised criteria for selecting which company will build the next generation of aerial-refueling tankers. Boeing and a team led by Northrop Grumman and EADS are competing for the contract. The DOD will measure the cost of the bids over 40 years instead of 25 years. Other changes allow the military to give more weight to the ability of an aircraft to carry extra fuel.

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