U.S. Air Force sees bomber contract in one to two months

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Posted: May 15, 2015 8:19 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Air Force acquisition chief William LaPlante said he expected the Air Force to announce the winner of a hard-fought competition to build a new long-range strike bomber in one to two months.

Northrop Grumman Corp, maker of the B-2 bomber, is competing against a team of Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp to build 80 to 100 new bombers for the Air Force at a fixed price of no more than $550 million each.

LaPlante gave no details but said the source selection for the new bomber was going well.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal, Editing by Franklin Paul)