Boeing has lodged legal action against Denmark Defense officials for refusing to fully disclose documents, showing how it evaluated competing fighter jets before it selected Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet.
“It’s been almost six months since we requested the documents, and the ministry has not responded as required,” said Tom Bell, a senior vice-president of global sales and marketing with Boeing's Defense, Space and Security unit.
Denmark picked Lockheed Martin's F-35 advanced tactical fighter and became a partner in the Joint Strike Fighter program over Boeing's Super Hornet and the Eurofighter group's Typhoon, which is made by a group that includes Airbus and British Aerospace, Puget Sound Business Journal reported Thursday.
Boeing challenged it, saying "the evaluation process was flawed and unfair". The company submitted paperwork to the Danish Ministry of Defense - called a Request for Insight - that supposedly required the government to provide Boeing with all the materials related to its fighter procurement evaluation and final decision.
Last September, Boeing publicly protested Denmark's 2016 decision to award the $3 billion contract for 27 new fighters to Lockheed Martin. Senior Boeing executives requested the internal Danish government documents to prove their case.
Boeing Defense Europe spokeswoman Marcia Costley said, Danish military officials have "shared only a small fraction of the documents Boeing is entitled to review."
Denmark's new jets will replace Denmark's aging fleet of F-16 fighters, which are to be phased out between 2020 and 2024.
Boeing has won a $678 million contract to procure seven Lot 40 EA-18G aircraft and associated airborne electronic attack kits and five F/A-18E aircraft. Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $678,679,386 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, the company announced Monday
Boeing has established a local operating entity Boeing Defense India (BDI) that will support the companys future growth in the country in the areas of services and support, sales and marketing, sourcing, manufacturing and engineering. Pratyush Kumar, president, Boeing India, will lead BDI and the expansion of the Boeing Global Services organization in India
Boeing has won a $983 million contract for engineering support services for recurring and non-recurring activities relating to the US Air Forces VC-25, E-4B, C-32A, C-40B/C, E-8C, and NT-43 aircraft. This includes analysis and technical instructions needed to overcome maintenance issues; non-recurring engineering needed to implement retrofit changes to the aircraft to correct deficiencies, overcome obsolescence and to introduce product enhancements, US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
Boeing has won a $2.1 billion contract from US Air Force for 15 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spare engines and wing air refueling pod kits
The Danish government has unveiled a $240 million to protect Authorities, businesses and individuals as part of their strategy for cyber and information security. The strategy consists of 25 concrete initiatives to strengthen society's defense against cyber-attacks and cybercriminals
Denmark has accused Russia of hacking into the emails accounts of the nations defense ministry. A Sunday report published by the Centre for Cyber Security claimed that a group of pro-Kremlin hackers had infiltrated into the emails of defense ministry employees in 2015 and 2016, Danish news agency Ritzau reported Monday
Boeing and Italys Leonardo have teamed up to enter the US Air Forces UH-1N Huey replacement competition and will offer a militarized version of the Italian firms AW139 helicopter. The aircraft, dubbed the MH-139, will need to incorporate a number of modifications to bring it in line with the services survivability specifications,
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