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Boeing submits tanker bid

WASHINGTON — Boeing submitted its bid for the Air Force's $35 billion refueling jet contract as the military tries once again to pick a winner for the troubled program.

Boeing will compete against the European aerospace company EADS, which put in its own bid late Thursday.

The Pentagon has tried for almost a decade to award the contract. But previous attempts have failed over contractor disputes, Air Force errors, and criminal cases involving officials at the Pentagon and Boeing.

The Air Force hopes to choose a contractor by November.

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