Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Hornet Aircraft Components (False Claims Act)

Lockheed and BAE Systems settled allegations of violating the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq., in a contract to provide components for Hornet aircrafts. “The government alleged that from 1987 through 1994, GE and Martin Marietta manufactured and delivered for installation in Hornet aircraft more than 1,300 Accelerometer Sensor Assemblies that did not comply with electromagnetic interference contractual requirements.” Lockheed and BAE Systems agreed to pay $6.2 million (POGO is unable to determine how much each contractor paid) to settle their civil liability. See BAE Systems misconduct instance, “Hornet Aircraft Components (False Claims Act).”

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Navy
Contracting Party
Defense - Navy
Court Type
Date of Settlement
Contractors Involved Penalty
Lockheed Martin Unknown
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 10/4/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database