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March 8, 2010

STATEMENT OF GOVERNOR BARBOUR ON NORTHROP GRUMMAN’S DECISION NOT TO REBID ON TANKER
Northrop Grumman had original contract

Governor Haley Barbour issued the following statement concerning the decision by Northrop Grumman to not submit a bid for the U.S. Air Force’s next generation of aerial refueling tankers.

"It's a shame Northrop Grumman was compelled to pull out of the bidding on the Air Force tanker contract. The process used to choose the companies that build for the military should encourage competition instead of discouraging it. Sole-sourcing is not fair to America’s war fighters, the Air Force or the American taxpayer."