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Hawker Beechcraft sues US government over exclusion from competition for $1B aircraft contract
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) ' Hawker Beechcraft Corp. is suing the U.S. government because it was excluded from competing for a light attack aircraft contract worth nearly $1 billion.
The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/twBDc6) reported the company filed the suit Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The suit seeks to prevent the government from awarding a contract until Beechcraft can make its case in court.
Wichita-based Hawker Beechcraft had hoped its AT-6 ' an armed version of its T-6 trainer ' would be considered in the competition for a light attack armed reconnaissance aircraft for the Afghanistan National Army Corps and the U.S. Air Force.
Hawker Beechcraft CEO Bill Boisture says he doesn't know why the company was excluded from the competition last month.