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American aerospace company Boeing refused to participate on the existing conditions in the tender of the air force (air force) US GBSD (Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent), involving the gradual replacement 2027 all 450 Intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) land-based Minuteman-III (LGM-30G), according to Space News.
In Boeing, the newspaper notes, was unable to form a more economical offer for the air force compared to the other contender for victory in the tender was the American company Northrop Grumman. The reason for this Boeing calls the acquisition in June 2018 Northrop Grumman Orbital ATK with a leading position in the American market solid rocket motors (TTRD).
In Boeing believe that the acquisition of TRD at Northrop Grumman in competitive conditions is impossible, and the solution to the problem is called the purchase TRD as “equipment supplied by the government.” According to Boeing, “current approach to acquisition does not ensure equal conditions for fair competition”.
The American edition writes that the Boeing did not enter into negotiations with Aerojet Rocketdyne, another American manufacturer TRD, which currently has no plans to increase the output of such engines.
In July, the Chinese company first entered the top 100 largest military-industrial suppliers according to the version of Defense News, ahead of Russian enterprises.
Implementation of the program GBSD is estimated at $ 85 billion.
Minuteman-III is the only existing land-based ICBMs, the U.S. air force.
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