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Spare Parts Overcharges #291887

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 28, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Problems of overcharging for spare parts examined; Navy's F-18 and United States Air Force's F-16 parts purchases cited as exs. Details outlined on screen. [Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - acknowledges extent of problem.] Weinberger's explanation for cause of overcharging noted; Pratt and Whitney price rises for part, Bendix's similar action, Boeing's overcharges outlined on screen as exs. [Lieutenant Colonel Leroy STUTZ - recalls discovering price overcharge for part.] [Navy employee Steward STORMS - believes taxpayer needs to be made aware of problem.] Navy Secretary John Lehman's letter to Sperry demanding refund and Sperry's response mentioned.
REPORTER: David Martin

Martin, David;
Rather, Dan

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