We wondered about this months ago and sure enough, there is yet another twist in the KC-X competition: Congressional dithering on the budget means there isn’t (as yet) funding for the tanker procurement that is needed this year. See this story from Defense News.
We are not getting the KC-X for two simple reasons: One, we don’t need another tanker, Two, we needed a way out of sending the contact to Europe. End of story…
Daniel Sterling Sample
Ground control to major Tom: “We’re not getting the JSF for two simple reasons: One, we don’t need a pseudo stealthy flawed compromised design of a fighter bomber, Two, we need a way out of sending yet another contract across the pond. End of story…
Consolidated Defence Operations Center
Air forces of Northern Europe