Government Accountability Office auditors have dismissed one portion of US Aerospace's legal protest against the Air Force in the KC-X tanker contest, GAO spokesman Charles Young told the Daily Report Sept. 23, 2010. In an interim ruling, GAO has found "there was insufficient support" for allegations that Air Force officials engaged in "bad faith" and intentional misconduct to prevent the company from submitting a KC-X bid, he said. GAO's final ruling in this case, including whether the company turned in its KC-X proposal on time, is expected by Oct. 6, 2010. KC-X tankers will replace the Air Force's oldest KC-135s, Here, KC-135s sit on the ramp at Selfridge ANGB, Mich., after a snow storm, Feb. 10, 2010.
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