WASHINGTON—The U.S. Air Force’s Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) process was flawed, leading to an unfair award to Northrop Grumman for development of the stealthy aircraft program that is estimated to be worth up to $80 billion, according to Boeing and Lockheed Martin. The pair of aerospace giants filed a protest of the award to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on Nov. 6, kicking off an intense audit of the acquisition. The GAO has 100 days to rule on the merits of ...

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