25 Jun '13, 7pm

via DoD Buzz | Beechcraft’s Bid Was Higher Risk: Air Force #Defense #Military

“We find it distressing, frankly, that the Air Force selected a more expensive, less capable, foreign manufactured airplane with weapons and systems that are unfamiliar to and outside the control of the U.S. military,” Beechcraft Chief Executive Officer Bill Boisture Well Bill, we the American people find it distressing that your company would put forth a less than capable airframe that has a greater risk of technical difficulty than a foreign producer. Build a better aircraft and we’d consider giving you the contract instead. Put something forward which jeopardizes our troops, and you can go get !@#%$ “Beechcraft’s newly designed AT-6 aircraft had a higher technical risk than the A-29 Super Tucano…“ “This time around, both the office and the court denied Beechcraft’s challenge, which was based on the evaluation of its own proposal,”

Full article: http://www.dodbuzz.com/2013/06/25/beechcrafts-bid-was-hig...

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