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DTN Military News: Congress to Army: Why buy Apaches that can’t fly?: Top Army acquisition officials had some ...

DTN Military News: Congress to Army: Why buy Apaches that can’t fly?: Top Army acquisition officials had some ...

Top Army acquisition officials had some explaining to do Friday when a House Armed Services Committee member accused the service of buying helicopters that don’t fly and withholding details about major field radio program. “It appears the Army has been paying for [AH-64] Apaches … without transmissions,” said Rep. Loretta Sanchez, the ranking member of the House Armed Services Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee. “Could you explain why the Army could take delivery of a helicopter that can’t fly?” Lt. Gen. William Phillips, the Army’s top uniformed acquisition official, assured Sanchez that the Army only accepts complete aircraft from Boeing, the lead contractor for the Apache. But in some cases the Army allows Boeing “to take that transmission out and put it back into the production line” until the remaining transmissions arrive from Northstar Aerospace, the subcontr...

Full article: http://defensetech.org/2013/04/29/congress-to-army-why-bu...

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