The U.S. Air Force has issued a stop-work order to Sierra Nevada and partner Embraer on their recently awarded $355 million Light Air Support (LAS) contract as the team’s one-time competitor, Hawker Beechcraft, claims unfair contracting practices in federal court. But the Air Force is sticking by its controversial award, and the stop-work order could just be a precautionary move. A temporary restraining order was likely to come that would have prevented the work, and the Air Force issued ...

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