At the start of this process, we made several commitments. We committed that the source selection for the KC-X would be fair, open, and transparent. We committed that the process would be driven by clearly stated requirements defined by the warfighter. And we committed to a fixed-price contract structure that would deliver the Air Force a capable aircraft at the most competitive price.
Under the oversight of Dr. Ash Carter, Undersecretary for Acquisition, Logistics, & Technology, the Air Force has made good on each of these commitments.
As a result, this competition favored no one except the taxpayer and the warfighter.
I will now turn to Secretary Donley for today’s announcement.