Thursday, January 22, 2009

Murtha to visit proposed tanker site

MOBILE, Ala. - Rep. John Murtha, who could play a key role in the battle over the Air Force refueling tanker contract, will visit Mobile Jan. 29 and tour the proposed Northrop Grumman/EADS site assembly site. The Pennsylvania Democrat, who chairs the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, was invited by Rep. Artur Davis, D-Birmingham, and Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Mobile. (Source: Mobile Press-Register, 01/22/09) The Northrop/EADS team was awarded the contract last year, but Boeing’s protest was upheld and the Pentagon later opted to cancel the contract and let the new administration decide.