Budd Leads Fight Against Kenyan Sale
, -- Today, U.S. Representative Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced a resolution to halt a Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Kenya for 12 weaponized border patrol aircraft. The proposed sale would reward a $13 billion company that has never produced airplanes of this type and would cost $283 million dollars more than a small business in North Carolina, which is currently producing the needed aircraft. This is at least the third instance the disabled veteran-owned NC contractor was passed over, despite its ability to deliver a more cost-effective option.
“My office has received credible allegations of faulty contracting practices, fraud, and unfair treatment surrounding this sale. Given that this proposed contract was decided without competition, to a company that has no experience or track record producing this kind of aircraft, and for a price that is more than double what a contractor in our district has quoted, further investigation is definitely in order.”