John Bennett of Defense News writes today that US Aerospace, which has teamed with Antonov, has filed a report with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that lists why they may NOT win the KC-X bid. Bennett quotes US Aerospace:
“The Air Force may find that our proposal does not meet all mandatory [request for proposals] requirements, that we do not have qualified subcontractors and teaming partners, that we are not a capable and responsible contractor, that we have not obtained or processed the classified information that is needed to prepare a proposal, that we have not demonstrated that the company has the facility and personnel clearances that are prerequisites to receiving, handling and storing classified information, and that our failure to meet the proposal submittal deadline was attributable to our failure to act diligently and promptly,” the document states.
But wait, there’s more.
The company tells the SEC the air service might conclude Antonov “is not an acceptable subcontractor, that required teaming agreements have not been entered into, and that using [a] Ukranian commercial aircraft as the basis for a KC-X tanker proposal is unacceptable.“