Skip to comments.High court wary of legal fight over Navy plane
Posted on 01/18/2011 12:56:15 PM PST by george76
Supreme Court justices seemed in general agreement Tuesday that the best way to resolve a long-running, billion-dollar dispute between the government and two big defense contractors is to say, in Justice Antonin Scalia's words, "Go away."...
That was the apparent sentiment of the court toward a contract dispute over the A-12 Avenger attack plane, canceled by the Pentagon in 1991 when Richard Cheney was defense secretary...
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No standing like the American people.
Gotta get that name in there somehow!
Surprised they didn’t include “Hailburton” and “several years before he would shoot an acquaintance during a hunting trip”.
The A-12 was always a lose/lose proposition. Naval aviation bet the farm on it, and they lost.
They will spend 5 billion to collect 3 billion...............
The A-12 was also bogged down with performance problems. Would have been better to develop an A-6F. Although I am still partial to its contemporary, the Buccaneer.
Having been a Requirements Officer on OPNAV staff at the time I’m well familiar. Agreed, the A-6F was the better choice. So what do we wind up with? The Super Hornet, which IS better than nothing.
On paper since the project never progressed past the mockup stage.
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