Hawker Beechcraft is stepping up its fight over the U.S. Air Force’s Light Air Support (LAS) aircraft, saying the decision to give the $355 million program to Sierra Nevada Corp. and Brazilian manufacturer Embraer directly conflicts with President Barack Obama’s goal of protecting American manufacturing jobs. The Wichita plane maker has sued to overturn the Air Force decision announced shortly before the new year, and the Air Force issued a stop-work order Jan. 4 to expedite the process ...


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