Boeing Execs Warn of Security Threat in Potential EADS Tanker Win

Boeing Execs Warn of Security Threat in Potential EADS Tanker Win

By Marina Malenic

Boeing [BA] executives yesterday warned of "national security risks" if their European rival for a multibillion-dollar U.S. Air Force contract prevails in the contest.

If European Aeronautic, Defense & Space Co. (EADS), the Paris- and Munich-based parent company of Airbus, wins the competition to build a new fleet of aerial refueling tankers for the United States, the Europe governments that own the company could direct it to interrupt the flow of replacement parts as leverage in a potential dispute with Washington, Tim Keating, senior vice president of Boeing’s Washington operations, told reporters.

The Boeing officials said national security is more of a concern since… Want the rest of the story? Subscribe to Defense Daily today and receive all the detailed news and information you need each day. 

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