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"A manufacturing giant that struck a deal with President Trump to keep hundreds of jobs in the United States was recently awarded a $2.5 billion Department of Defense contract with no competition, according to a new report.
The Washington Post reports an aeronautics subsidiary of United Technologies recently received the contract to provide the Defense Department with various equipment, including propeller systems, flight sensors and landing gear. The contract was reportedly awarded without competition.
The Defense Department considers United Technologies the only qualified supplier for the parts, according to the Post, and the new contract essentially renews a previous contract that was to expire in April.
In December 2016, United Technologies announced it had reached a deal with then-President-elect Trump to keep about 1,000 jobs at a Carrier manufacturing plant in Indiana that were slated to move to Mexico. The company also pledged to invest $16 million in the plant.”*