The Government Accountability Office on Wednesday denied US Aerospace’s legal complaint against the Air Force alleging that the service unfairly did not accept the company’s KC-X tanker bid. GAO attorneys concluded that “the US Aerospace proposal to build the KC-X tanker was received after the deadline for the receipt of proposals,” said Ralph White, managing associate general counsel for procurement law, in GAO’s statement. He added, “Consequently the Air Force acted appropriately in rejecting the proposal.” A company official declined to comment when reached by the Daily Report. Last month GAO ruled that there was “insufficient support” for US Aerospace’s claim that Air Force officials engaged in intentional misconduct to prevent the company from turning in a tanker bid. Stay tuned for more coverage. (GAO ruling)
Three B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing flew over the Indo-Pacific alongside F-16s from the Japanese Air Self Defense Force recently, as part of a joint large force exercise. The mission began and ended in the continental U.S., as the bombers flew 31 hours and landed Jan. 11.