$1B aircraft contract goes to Brazil

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    Well at least we are not buying airbus tankers for our military.
     
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    Brazil's Embraer aircraft wins U.S. Defense contract - Yahoo! Finance
    You'd need to ask Sierra-Nevada why they are building it in Brazil instead of here.
     
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    You know who got the contract for the new Marine 1 choppers?
    Hint - it wasn't the U.S.
     
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    Not Lockheed?
     
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    It's being built over in Spain and England - could be Lockheed, but it's certainly out of the country.
     
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    Was watching that on the news last night.

    Kinda think Barrys hands out to Brazil earlier in 2011 is paying off big time for Brazil. We loan them money so they can drill for oil and now the Pentagon awards them a big contract for planes.

    Fishy anyone??
     
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    got any links? All I could find was that Lockheed and Boeing were going at it for the contract, but this is from March.
    EADS Won’t Bid on ‘Marine One’ Presidential Helicopter Fleet
     
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    I think (ie I am not certain) that that contract went to Agusta Westland (partnership between the UK's Westland and Italy's Agusta) to build Marine One.

    This is something I do have a serious issue with. US taxpayers money should be spent in the US when the US are equally as capable as a foreign firm.
     
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    I agree. All of this smacks of the US being second tier citizens in the eyes of this government. We need jobs now!
     

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