The Government Accountability Office has denied U.S. Aerospace’s protest in how its bid for a U.S. Air Force tanker was handled.
U.S. Aerospace, based in Los Angeles, jointly bid on the tanker with Antonov Co., based in the Ukraine. The company said its bid was submitted and in the Air Force’s control before the deadline. The GAO found otherwise.
Boeing and EADS are in a contest for a $35 billion tanker contract.
“While we are disappointed with the outcome, we are pleased that the GAO determined that there is no evidence of any bias against working with international partners in bidding for U.S. military partners,” U.S. Aerospace officials said.