Tanker Competition or No?

Northrop Grumman officials say they need more time to review the final tanker replacement program request for proposals issued by the Air Force yesterday before they can determine whether the Northrop-EADS KC-30 is in or out. However, Associated Press reports that, even though the company needs more time, Wall Street industry analyst Colin Crook of UBS Investment Research, believes the Air Force has found the right measures to ensure Northrop stays in the running.