06/26/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Auditors Echo Call For U.S. Air Force To Re-Test Boeing, Northrupp Grumann Tankers

U.S. auditors urged the Air Force Wednesday to rerun its marathon, $35 billion competition for refueling aircraft, upholding a protest by losing bidder Boeing Co (BA.N: Quote, Profile, Research).

The Government Accountability Office found the Air Force made "a number of significant errors that could have affected the outcome of what was a close competition between" Boeing and Northrop Grumman Corp (NOC.N: Quote, Profile, Research).

"We therefore sustained Boeing's protest," Michael Golden, head of the a GAO bid protest unit, said in a statement.

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