Thread regarding Raytheon Co. layoffs

Boeing blames Raytheon over Pentagon ending k--l vehicle contract

Hopefully UTI took that work back to the east coast a longggggg time ago.

Pentagon ends Boeing 'k–l vehicle' contract, cites technical problems

WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday it is canceling a Boeing Co contract for a "k–l vehicle" due to technical design problems after spending $1.2 billion on the project.

The decision to end the contract for the Redesigned K–l Vehicle (RKV) follows the Pentagon's move in May to issue a stop work order on the project after it "determined the technical design problems were so significant as to be either insurmountable or cost-prohibitive to correct," the Pentagon said.

In December, the Missile Defense Agency and Boeing deferred a design review due to the failure of critical components to meet technical requirements.

Boeing said it accepts the "decision to terminate work" on the vehicle and supports the competition for a new system, it said in a statement.

"After exercising due diligence, we decided the path we're going down wouldn't be fruitful, so we're not going down that path anymore," said Michael Griffin, under secretary of defense for research and engineering. "Ending the program was the responsible thing to do."

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