WKRG – Barbour Blasts Northrop Grumman

JACKSON, Mississippi – During a press conference in which he announced an additional $41 million cut in the state budget, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour is asked about Northrop Grumman’s decision not to bid on the multi-billion dollar contract to build refueling tankers for the Air Force.

Governor Barbour says he’s “disappointed” Northrop Grumman isn’t fighting for the contract, which it won in February of 2008. However, the bid was thrown out after Boeing protested and new specifications were drawn up which favored the smaller Boeing tanker.

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