Asian Aerospace President Peter Rodriguez denied the accusations and said he will challenge the decision.
"We did not bid in bad faith," said Rodriguez
, adding the company "did not have a hand in any alteration of the bid."He
said Asian Aerospace
earlier informed the Defense Department that the MD-530F did not have a 1,360-kilogram payload capacity.Rodriguez
added the earlier estimate for the 12 helicopters was based on a civilian version, not a military one.