posted on Feb, 21 2017 @ 01:13 AM
a reply to: Bfirez
Politics do play a role, unfortunately. As for the B-21, yes NG had some major problems early on but it ended up being the more cost effective
solution. We saw LM withdraw their protest, due to the fact that NG did have a pretty damn good bird at the end of the day and cheaper comparatively.
Much cheaper than LM's, even though they may have had the performance edge. However, that platform hasn't been buried just yet.
Boeing on the other hand needs to watch itself if it doesn't want to come under congressional review. There have been some missteps lately and LM
isn't missing a beat. Things that would get very high people in positions in power in a lot of trouble. Some of that is playing out in the OPs post.