F-22 Supplier-Base Management?
I’ve been emailing with the F-22 spokesman for Lockheed Martin, the jet’s manufacturer – a nice fellow named Rob Fuller. When I asked Fuller about the Website, he kept coming back to this point: “The website was established to provide information primarily to this supplier base about the current F-22 program status and provide them with an opportunity to voice their support for continued production.”
While nothing on the site explicitly *contradicts *that, it sure looks like a mechanism for anyone, whether they are involved in the supplier base or not, to lobby for the Raptor. And there isn’t any mechanism on the site for the trading of information, unless one counts the presence of booster-y F-22 talking points that anyone involved in the supplier base would already have available.
And there’s nothing wrong with that, per se. People have the right to lobby for whatever they want. But why not call that what it is?