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Offline marauder2048

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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #1500 on: March 07, 2019, 11:55:40 pm »
Because a second class submission never got chosen for production for political or industrial base considerations.  ;D

If those were actual considerations for T-X then Martin-Baker would have claimed as much in their letter.

Not sure if serious.....

The letter predates the contract award to UTC.

And regardless, noone's going to say "We awarded the contract to a US company cos we want to Make America(n ejector seats) Great Again not on merit".

The letter merely predates the public announcement of the award; UTAS was already hinting at this time that they had won it.

If MB sensed a rigged competition they would have said so either then or now; they've been extremely vocal in the press
when they've felt they were being treated unfairly e.g. the Aces II -> Aces 5 upgrade for the B-2.
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Re: Northrop Grumman B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber
« Reply #1501 on: March 08, 2019, 12:57:44 am »
Full quote:

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Recently, both teams competing for the secret U.S. Long-Range Strike Bomber (LRS-B) requirement have proposed Martin-Baker seats.
And, adds Martin, ďAll the primes who will bid for the U.S. T-X requirement have selected us."

Proposed the seat in which round? The LRS-B rounds were still ongoing when that article was written.
And of course proposed doesn't mean selected and selected doesn't even mean selected
since MB claims to have been selected for T-X when in fact it was an open competition which they lost.

MB have a better record, full stop.

MB has a criminal record in the UK after the recent indictment and conviction.

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