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‘Broken Planes’ Boeing Scores Contract to Fix Broken Planes for Navy

Another day in clown world.

We have the notoriously bad plane maker Boeing just landing a cool $212 million contract from the Department of Defense.


Because those military fighter jets aren’t going to fix themselves.

And who better to fix them than the company that keeps having their planes falling apart mid-flight?

What could go wrong?

The St. Louis Boeing crew will be the ones to repair these jets.

So you have to ask yourself, do they really want these jets to be fixed?

What’s the goal here?

Fox News reports:

Aerospace manufacturing giant Boeing Co. has been awarded a $212 million Department of Defense contract to make repairs to military fighter jets, the agency said Tuesday.

The work calls for Boeing in St. Louis, Missouri to repair various configurations of flight control surfaces on 11 Navy F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft models.

Some of the work will be done in St. Louis but the majority of the repairs will be made in Jacksonville, Florida. The work is expected to be completed by December 2028, the DOD said. The million-dollar contract comes as the aircraft manufacturer is being heavily scrutinized over safety concerns and a perceived lack of oversight.

“Boeing enjoys billions of taxpayer dollars every year, and thousands of Americans rely on Boeing aircrafts to get from Point A to B every day,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, recently told Fox News Digital. “By cutting corners or turning a blind eye to glaring problems, Boeing puts passengers’ safety at serious risk.”

Grassley announced a probe into Boeing amid a series of aircraft disasters involving its planes. In January, Alaska Airlines Flight 1282, a Boeing 737 Max craft, lost a door panel at 16,000 feet. The incident was recorded and quickly went viral on social media.

In addition, John Barnett, a Boeing whistleblower who claimed that a company plant in South Carolina was using substandard parts and lost track of defective components, recently took his own life. His death in March was ruled a suicide.

This sounds shady to me. And to others.

What’s interesting is almost one month ago, the DoD awarded $7.4 billion to Boeing.

Lots of cash going back and forth.

Airforce Technology reports:

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded US defence prime Boeing a more than $7.4bn contract for the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity provision of Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) tail kits, spare, repairs, and laser JDAM sensor kits.

In a 24 May 2024, contract notice, the DoD stated that the work was expected to be completed by the end of February 2030, and was awarded as a sole source acquisition. At the time of the award Fiscal 2022, 2023, and 2024 procurement funds, operation and maintenance funds, research, development, test, and evaluation funds, US Navy, and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) funds of nearly $228.2m was obligated.


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