EADS http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Boeing, EADS, press every angle in high-stakes contest for air tanker http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boeing-eads-press-every-angle-high-stakes-contest-air-tanker <p>In a matter of weeks - if not days - the Pentagon will announce whether Chicago-based <a href="http://www.boeing.com/">Boeing Co.</a> or <a href="http://www.eads.com/eads/int/en.html">European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company</a> will build 179 new tankers to replace the Air Force&#39;s Eisenhower-era <a href="http://www.af.mil/information/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=110">KC-135</a> planes.</p><p>It&#39;s a $35 billion contract to build nearly 200 giant airborne refueling tankers. And the decade-long brawl by two defense industry titans to win it has been just as epic.</p> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:26:38 +0000 The Associated Press 574 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boeing, EADS, press every angle in high-stakes contest for air tanker