Budd Draws Attention to Contracting Malfeasance
Washington, DC, July 12, 2017
U.S. Representatives Ted Budd (NC-13) and Walter Jones (NC-3) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Air Force sharing the accounts of two former majors in the 6th Special Operations Squadron of a failed 2013 contracting effort for weaponized agricultural aircraft. The majors detail a troubling account of contracting malfeasance at the 645th Aeronautical Systems Group, known as “Big Safari.” The chain of events described by the majors in the letter mirror a similar pattern seen in the Kenya Foreign Military Sale, which has come under sustained congressional scrutiny.