KC-X haunts CSAR-X

by: Matthew Potter
September 17, 2008

Category: Agusta Westland, Boeing, commercial aviation, Contract Awards, Department of Defense, GAO, Lockheed Martin, Military Aviation, production program, Proposal, Protest, Sikorsky, U.S. Air Force | RSS 2.0

With the decision to punt on the KC-45 recompete by the current administration there are some worries that this might affect the CSAR-X contract as well. Last word was that the announcement of who won the new GAO ordered competition would come sometime this Fall. Now some of the competitors; Sikorsky, Augusta Westland and Boeing; are concerned that perhaps this decision will delay the announcement of the winner. Boeing had won a contract only to have a protest upheld by GAO for the USAF not applying their criteria correctly.

See this short AP article for more.

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