The Pentagon is reportedly halting the contest to find a new builder of its flying tankers, saying it couldn't make a decision before January.
Initially, the $35 billion contract was awarded to
and the parent company of Airbus, but
, which had also submitted a bid, challenged the agreement. The Government Accountability Office sided with Boeing, and the Defense Department said it would review the matter.
The GAO said during its examination that the Air Force "made a number of significant errors that could have affected the outcome of what was a close competition."
Shares of both Boeing and Northrop were declining Wednesday. Boeing was down 2.8%, and Northrop was off 1.3%.