A Los Angeles Times Journalist, David Willman claims that the Pentagon has denied giving information on bonuses and incentives paid to contractors for delivering flawed $40 billion Ground-Ballistic Missile system (GMD) and has sued it for the same.
According to David Willman, the denial to furnish information is in violation of the Freedom of Information Act. Willman had requested information on the “large sums” Pentagon paid to companies that worked in the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense System (GMD) between 2001 and 2014.
The lawsuit says the GMD system is designed to protect Americans against threats from rogue nations such as North Korea and Iran, but it has a spotty performance record – it has only intercepted targets nine times on 17 occasions, and three of the misses were on four of its recent flights, RT reported today.
“Given the important national defense issues, the performance problems, and the staggering sums spent to date, the public has significant interest in the GMD system, including the bonuses or incentive fees paid to its developers,” argued the lawsuit.