CONTRACTING: Procurement of Lithium Batteries for Air Force Missile Systems
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC WASHINGTON DC United States
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On January 14, 1987, you requested that we review the recent award of an Air Force contract to Altus Corporation for the production of lithium batteries for the Minuteman and Peacekeeper missile systems. More specifically, you asked us to ascertain whether Altus had the proven facilities to produce the batteries Altus had undergone and passed qualification testing to become a second source producer for the batteries the Air Force had conducted an on-site inspection of Altus plant capability and the Air Force had requested a report from the Defense Contract Audit Service on Altus prior to awarding the contract to Altus.
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