It sounds to me that Hawker Beechcraft dropped the ball on this one and is desparately making excuses. My major concern is the aircrafts ability to carry out missions and protecting the pilots. To that end may the best aircraft win! Hawker Beechcraft touts buy American and yet fabricates parts in other countries. That is a moot argument as far as I am concerned.
An unworthy decision. Free market capitalism doesn't do this ---
What does a losing team from Superbowl do when it loses. Does it do a Boeing and a Hawker and cry, please change the score so we can win, too?
Is this competition, or sham?
May the best plane win, not the best lobbying!