In February, the Air Force picked the European consortium EADS and its American partners, Northrop Grumman, to build a badly needed new fleet of tanker aircraft. Boeing, the losing team, and its pals in Congress are trying to overturn to decision, which could be worth as much as $100 billion. But the Air Force is already looking ahead. The service is asking for names for the new tanker, the KC-45A.
Theoretically, the contest is only open to "active duty, Guard and Reserve Airmen, as well as Air Force government civilians," who can submit their suggestions to email@example.com. But we know that Air Force bigwigs read Danger Room with alarming regularity. So get your names in before the May 30th deadline -- or vote on the ones you think are the best.
My submission is "Mr. Oily Pants." Vote for your pick or submit your own name here.