The Defense Contract Management Agency has said they doubt that Boeing will be able to deliver the first 18 aircraft by August 2017, despite Boeing
standing by that deadline. The Milestone C decision won't be made until May now. The first aircraft can't be delivered until after that decision.
The DCMA believes that the aircraft won't be delivered until 2018 now. This will affect McConnell AFB hardest. They're the first base to get the
aircraft. They were supposed to get the first one late this year.
Pre LRSB decision I would agree with you it seemed Lockheed/Boeing had the better record as of late, however I wonder how much the RQ-180 and any
other classified platforms NG has built made a difference in the end.
Isn't this going mean another hit for Boeing. IIRC the sale price was worked out on an optimal production run. It sounds like the aimed for numbers
aren't going to be hit initially so production costs are going to be correspondingly higher.
This content community relies on user-generated content from our member contributors. The opinions of our members are not those of site ownership who maintains strict editorial agnosticism and simply provides a collaborative venue for free expression.