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Boeing cited by Pentagon for quality concerns at St. Louis plants



Boeing was cited by a Pentagon contractor watchdog for quality, management and other issues related to production of its F/A-18 and F-15 jets, according to documents and officials.

Problems at the company’s St. Louis production facility included missing components and incorrect parts on the factory’s production line and damage sustained by aircraft during the production process.

The Defense Contract Management Agency said some of the issues have gone unresolved for more than 900 days.

The revelation comes as Chicago-based Boeing, which has significant defense operations in the St. Louis area, stands to get a boost from a surge in U.S. defense spending. This year’s budget calls for $134 billion in procurement spending this year, and next year’s budget calls for another $131 billion.

Boeing said it’s addressing the watchdog’s concerns about its production.

Read more: Bloomberg

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