Another chapter in the tanker saga unfolded this weekend, with reports that Russia’s state-run United Aviation Corp. planned to bid on a contract to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of tankers.
Los Angeles-based attorney John Kirkland told a variety of news outlets that UAC would announce a joint venture today.
But the UAC has denied that it’s held any talks on bidding for the contract.
“We have not been holding, are not holding and are not planning to hold such talks,” a UAC officials told Reuters.
Last week, EADS asked the Pentagon to delay the bidding process three months so it can decide whether to bid in the wake of Northrop Grumman’s pulling out of the process.