25 April 2009

Lockheed Martin Rolls Over on F-22 Cancellation

This is an unexpected but welcome development:
A top Lockheed Martin executive says the company will not oppose the Department of Defense's proposal to halt F-22 production. The company stands to lose production lines for the F-22 and the VH-71 presidential helicopter under fiscal year 2010 budget proposals announced by Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on 6 April.
I can't imagine what gun that they are holding to LM's head to make them do this, but it needs to used across the entire Pentagon procurement process.


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