posted on Aug, 22 2016 @ 04:09 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
From the article - "The USAF’s new CRADAs allow the service to certify an aircraft’s airworthiness without a programme of record"...
Yeah this sounds like a great idea. If I were one of the other competitors on the T-X project, I wouldn't hesitate to cite these 'CRADA's' as unfair
evaluation procedures. I.e. helping one competitor refine their specs / capabilities while working directly with the USAF (all going on 'outside' of
the T-X procurement mind you).
As promised in the other thread, it looks like I will never get to hear any of these unknown designations from you
If there are any folks here on ATS that work in procurement, I'd be curious to hear their take. To me it seems like the USAF is just eager to give
their ACOs work experience in responding to protests...