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New ACS acquisition strategy favors Boeing’s position

Heads-up: the Aerial Common Sensor pre-solicitation notice is out (read here). The US Army has completely changed the acquisition strategy. Instead of a winner-takes-all, two competitive prototypes might battle for the integration contract all the way through low-rate initial production. I wrote a story in October suggesting this might happen (read here). Boeing was strongly […]

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John Young DWG transcript: EPX, CSAR-X, F-22

John Young is the undersecretary for acquisition technology and logistics, reporting to Secretary of Defense Bob Gates. Last week, Young appeared at the Defense Writer’s Group, a kind of Breakfast Club for journalists that periodically meets with key defense officials. The reporters ask questions between bites on ridiculously over-priced eggs and bacon, while the poor […]

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New Boeing-Northrop Grumman dispute: Aerial Common Sensor

This is completely unrelated to KC-X and other competitors are involved, but I can’t resist. Boeing and Northrop Grumman are going at it again over the acquisition strategy for the US Army’s next spy aircraft called the Aerial Common Sensor!You may recall ACS from the fiasco of the original contract that was awarded to a […]

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