L-3, US Lay Down Swords In Air Force Bid Protest

Law360, New York (May 25, 2011, 4:54 PM EDT) -- L-3 Communications Integrated Systems LP and the U.S. on Tuesday voluntarily dismissed a suit claiming the U.S. Air Force's former top procurement official — who admitted violating conflict of interest laws — arbitrarily awarded contracts to Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.

L-3 launched the suit in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in 2006, accusing the Air Force of acting capriciously in awarding two contracts to modernize the C-5 Galaxy aircraft to Lockheed, even though Lockheed's proposal cost $64.1 million more. The motion comes after the court...
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