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originally posted by: BigTrain
a reply to: Zaphod58
If you had spent maybe 4 more minutes reading, you'd see that AirBus Group is 25% owned by a trio of countries, France, Spain and Germany. So no, not private. Especially when Germany and France had veto power over anything they wanted to do.
I wrote a thread not long ago that it was time to overhaul procurement. There was an article today that proved how broken the system is. The F-35 program office has 2,590 people running the program, and the office has an annual budget of $70M. It's no wonder our forces are as screwed up as they are.