Sole source contracting is what has fouled the DOD procurement forever. When will they learn?
A very important, lesser known fact you did not include is Boeing undertook a very clear disinformation plan concerning a competitor to the A380 when Airbus announced it was considering the plane...
Why are these programs advertised???
Seems idiotic to put what I consider a black program into the public space - Russia and China must think the US is full of attention seeking fools.
This will end up so expensive, why not simply use F-16's???
A proven air frame that is now quite inexpensive.
The used A380 market will decimate new sales AND will cause lessors to NOT want to fund new planes, except with draconian terms.
Airbus needs to face the music, get customers to switch to...