GAO dismisses light-attack aircraft protest as USAF opts not to proceed with the program

February 14, 2020 at 1:19 PM
The Government Accountability Office on Wednesday ruled in favor of the Air Force's light-attack aircraft prototyping award decision, which Air Tractor had protested, claiming the service had improperly used its procurement authority. The protest decision comes as the Air Force revealed in its fiscal year 2021 budget request it will no longer pursue a light-attack aircraft program, and plans to transfer funding the service had programmed for the effort to U.S. Special Operations Command to support that organization's armed overwatch...

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