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    Monday, October 15, 2007

    Air Force's No. 2 weapons buyer found dead

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    Charles Riechers, principal deputy assistant secretary for acquisition, was working on the Air Force's highest priority weapons programs, including a $40 billion aerial refueling tanker that is due to be awarded late this year or early next, and a $15 billion combat search and rescue helicopter.

    His death comes against the backdrop of heightened concerns about Air Force weapons programs, but the service said it was not expected to affect any contract awards.

    "While Mr. Riechers was an integral part of these programs, the Air Force does not foresee any delays to these acquisition program schedules," said spokeswoman Jennifer Bentley.


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