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New Twist in Air Force Tanker Saga: Russia Enters Bid

By   /  March 22, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

A Russian company has announced it will enter a bid to build a new aerial refueling tanker for the U.S. Air Force.  The company, United Aircraft, is a holding company for several Russian aerospace firms. The announcement comes as the latest in what has become a dramatic process to find a builder for the new […]

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Former Employees Say Blackwater Defrauded Government

By   /  February 12, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Two former employees of Blackwater Worldwide have accused the private security contractor of defrauding the US government. The false billing allegedly includes charging taxpayers for alcohol, parties, spa trips and a prostitute. In court records unsealed this week, a husband and wife who worked for Blackwater said they witnessed the company fabricating invoices, double-billing federal […]

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US Prosecutors Request Charges Be Dropped Against Blackwater Guard

By   /  December 4, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

United States prosecutors dropped charges today against one of the six guards charged in the killing of Iraqi civilians in 2007, the BBC reported today. No reason was given for dropping the charges, although the prosecutors reportedly preserved the option to reinstate proceedings. One of the six charged has plead guilty and is co-operating with […]

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