|Quoting Baroque (Thread starter):|
Brendan Nelson has met senior Boeing executives in Washington, making it clear he is disappointed that delivery of the Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) aircraft has been delayed by at least 12 months.
"I think Boeing has let the Australian Government down and I think they've let themselves down," he said.
"Now what I intend to do is make damn sure that Boeing delivers on the project."
Ultimately, he said he expected the project to succeed. "
|Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 1):|
Australian politicians sounds just like American politicians. "I'm here to take over and fix the program". LOL
It seems the RAAF doesn't agree with him. All I have heard is the RAAF just loves the Wedgetail, and they want all of the systems ironed out before they take delivery.
|Quoting Dougloid (Reply 3):|
I was wondering what Nelson youse guys were referring to. The one I'm familiar with said "England expects that every man shall do his duty" and came home in a barrel of brandy.
|Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 5):|
He might have gotten what he wanted...
|Quoting Baroque (Reply 6):|
Thanks, interesting to see details of the costs to Boeing. Now we can relax and wait to be told how much more it will cost us in Aus.
|Quoting DEVILFISH (Reply 8):|
As it turns out, that may be a bit premature, as US taxpayers might end up being saddled with those. Although how much of it and which part would be allowed are still open to debate.
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