WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Defense Department will wait until the next administration to award a disputed $35 billion contract to build a new fleet of aerial refueling tankers.
Rep. Norm Dicks, D-Wash., says the Pentagon has canceled the latest round of bidding between Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp. for the 179 planes, and now plans to hold a new competition next year.
Northrop won the contract earlier this year, but the competition was reopened after the Government Accountability Office found fault with the decision.
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