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i guess Iran wont be bidding for it.

dont underestimate Irans military aerospace program.

The all Iranian Built Saeqeh

06_rg_iranfighter_rt_4.jpg

not an F5 at all.

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Always thought this one was too good to be true. The US really does like to buy American when it comes to defence kit, even pretty low tech stuff like tankers, so as to keep it's supply capability in-house, and also to spread the jobs around. For a nice example of the latter, have a delve around in the B1 programme in the 70s and 80s, why it was initially cancelled, and why it was resurrected - it would have made Brezhnyev proud ;)

The EADS\Northrop bid will lose this one, that's a dead cert. The US Airforce want EADS version because, well, it's better, but the US government want the Boeing version because it employs more Americans. Tough tits for us, but given that we've used the Eurofighter programme for exactly the same purpose (locally sourced, not worth the money, but it employs Brits so at least we're pissing it up our wall), it's kinda fair do's.

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The boeing bid is the winner.

It is a better ask any american who builds it.

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More than 11,000 British jobs were under threat last night after the Pentagon tore up the world’s biggest defence contract to allow an American company to rebid.

Airbus stands to lose an £18 billion contract to build tankers for the US Air Force, awarded only four months ago, after aggressive lobbying by US politicians, including the presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama.

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/busi...icle4305215.ece

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Perhaps the UK should examine the Menwith Hill site. I believe it is of more strategic importance to the UK than the US.

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More than 11,000 British jobs were under threat last night after the Pentagon tore up the world’s biggest defence contract to allow an American company to rebid.

Airbus stands to lose an £18 billion contract to build tankers for the US Air Force, awarded only four months ago, after aggressive lobbying by US politicians, including the presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama.

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/busi...icle4305215.ece

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How odd, the country that has forced Globalisation and the liberalisation of markets doesnt practice what it preaches.

Only a fool like Gordon Brown could be suckered into handing over Billions of Pounds of defence contracts offshore,importing cheap labour whilst pushing the working classes onto the dole, whilst millions face losing their jobs in the biggest recession this nation is facing since the 1930's.

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The Americans very wisely spend their tax dollars in America whenever possible. We should learn from that and do the same, not knock it. The US defense [sic] budget is enormous and yes, it's largely a make-work scheme, but, at least it's making hi-tech jobs, not paying people to sit on their butts.

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