A few shortcomings with the Antonov KC-X bid

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.


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6 Responses to A few shortcomings with the Antonov KC-X bid

  1. Urban 10 July, 2010 at 6:25 am #

    This is, in itself, not very interesting, because it’s not an admission of anything at all nor an indication the bid isn’t seriously meant; It’s basically what you have to write in order not to risk being charged with manipulation of stock prices.

  2. Mike 10 July, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    just happen…

  3. Gilles 13 July, 2010 at 9:32 pm #

    What happened to the An-112 finally revealed article?

  4. Howard 14 July, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

    Another stumbling block would be the Antonov JV with the Iranian company HESA. HESA is a part of the Revolutionary Guards run Iran Aerospace Industries Organization. Seems to run afoul of the sanctions regime.

  5. irtusk 15 July, 2010 at 6:50 am #

    > What happened to the An-112 finally revealed article?

    you can get the slideshow in this thread:


  6. Seattle Cleaning Service 19 July, 2010 at 12:21 pm #

    Wonderful to read!

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