Lockheed Rival Seeks To Block F-16 Simulator Sale

Law360, New York (October 18, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT) -- Defense contractor L-3 Communications Corp. has asked a judge to stop a division of Lockheed Martin Corp. from selling an F-16 flight simulator to Egypt, claiming the U.S. Air Force should have bid the contract openly and that Lockheed improperly lobbied the Egyptians for it instead.

The Air Force’s Foreign Military Sales division violated the Competition in Contracting Act of 1984 when it granted an Egyptian government request that Lockheed be the “sole source” of a $3.2 billion sale of F-16s and related hardware including a...
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