Missile Defense Contractors to Pay for Faulty Parts
January 6, 2012
Missile defense contractors will, for the first time, be held financially responsible for poor-quality parts.
A new "Contractor Accountability For Quality" clause will be included in the Missile Defense Agency's contract for ground-based missile defense development and sustainment, Bloomberg reports.
The move is meant to help reduce the number of defective parts that have caused failures and delays in pricey projects.