WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force has suspended work on the LAS contract given to the Sierra Nevada Corp. and Embraer of Brazil because of pending litigation.

Kansas company Hawker Beechcraft, which was dropped from the $355 million competition, appealed its exclusion in a federal claims court last month and recently requested a temporary injunction be issued on the project.

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