Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Boeing says EADS a security risk
Boeing is painting its rival in the Air Force tanker competition as a security risk, pointing out that the company has courted Iran and others at odds with the United States. Boeing wants lawmakers and the Pentagon to factor national-security into the competition. EADS North America, which is the company competing in the competition, is a subsidiary of EADS NV, headquartered in Germany and France. EADS North America accuses Boeing of mounting a misinformation campaign and trying to make the competition about anything other than the best tanker. (Sources: Reuters, The Hill, 05/25/10) Gulf Coast note: EADS North America wants to assemble its tankers in Mobile, Ala.