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Pentagon wants tanker bidders ready Nov. 12

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Pentagon is telling bidders for a major tanker project to be ready to start the contract on Nov. 12.

The contract is worth at least $35 billion to build 179 refueling jets. Bids are expected from Boeing Co. and European Aeronautic Defence and Space Co. The Nov. 12 date was set in an update on the tanker posted on a federal procurement website last week.

Pentagon spokesman Geoff Morrell said on Tuesday that the Pentagon still hopes to award the contract in the fall, but that it set the Nov. 12 start date so that bidders could plan around it.

 

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