I think it was the polish subsidiary (PZL Mielec) that did not do the homework. I would not be surprised if nepotism had something to do with the crew selection (typical polish style).
I would be nice if Bezos explained how he plans to deliver those millions of tons of cargo to the Eatrh surface through the atmosphere in a safe and economical way.
Why not use modern diesel engines instead? They are way more efficient than turboshaft.
Yeah, those silly Israelis. They should listen to internet armchair experts and russki trolls.
The article mentions the reduced engine having 44k lb of thrust. I think that is not enough to lift any reasonable orbital vehicle off the ground.