GAO Rejects Beechcraft's Protest Of Air Force Contract

Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Thursday rejected Beechcraft Corp.’s protest of a contract worth up to $950 million to build light air support planes for the Afghan military that was awarded to a joint venture led by Sierra Nevada Corp.

The GAO said in a statement that its decision does not reflect the merits of the aircraft, but whether the U.S. Air Force complied with procurement laws and regulations in awarding Sierra Nevada and Brazil-based Embraer Aircraft Holding Inc. the contract, which is worth at...
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