MOBILE, AL (AP) - The Pentagon is ready to reveal a decision that could mean thousands of jobs for Mobile and the surrounding Gulf Coast region.
The military plans to make an announcement Thursday afternoon on the winner of a $35 billion contract to build about 180 aircraft refueling tankers.
The tanker would be assembled in Mobile if the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company wins. The work would be based at the former Brookley military base, which was shuttered in the 1960s.
If Boeing wins, the tanker would be built in Everett, Wash., and several other states.
The contract initially went to EADS and Northrop, but Boeing protested and the work was rebid. Members of Alabama's congressional delegation have been pushing for the work to come to Mobile.
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