Beechcraft Can't Halt $428M Afghan Contract For Bid Protest

Law360, Chicago (April 22, 2013, 4:40 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday scrapped Beechcraft Corp.’s bid to halt work on a $427.5 million contract to build light air support planes for the Afghan military that was recently pulled from the newly reorganized company and handed to a joint venture led by Sierra Nevada Corp.

After hearing oral arguments, Judge George W. Miller of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims granted the government’s motion for judgment on the administrative record, allowing Sierra Nevada and Embraer Aircraft Holding Inc. to move ahead with the contract...
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