Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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F-14 and F-15 Aircraft Contract False Claims Act Violations

Hughes Aircraft Company, a Raytheon subsidiary, paid $2,113,000 to settle alleged violations of the False Claims Act, 31 USC § 3729 et seq. According to the government, "contract specifications required Hughes Aircraft Company to perform performance and acceptance tests on traveling wave tubes, components used in radar systems on F-14 and F-15 aircraft. Such testing was not accomplished on three different models of the tubes, and investigation also determined Hughes inflated labor hours billed to the Government.”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – General
Contracting Party
Defense - Air Force
Court Type
Date of Settlement - approximate
Contractors Involved Penalty
Raytheon Company $2,113,000
Further Information Released
DOD IG Semiannual Report to Congress (p. 27) 10/11/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database