GAO Shoots Down Air Force Landing System Bid Protest

Law360, New York (January 31, 2012, 7:09 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office has denied ITT Exelis Inc.'s protest of the U.S. Air Force's $8.8 million contract award to rival Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. to provide portable instrument landing systems for aircraft at airfields around the globe, according to a decision posted Tuesday.

The GAO said ITT Exelis' assertions that the Air Force awarded the contract — which could be worth more than $57 million to Northrop Grumman if every option on the five-year, fixed-price deal is exercised — based on faulty evaluations of...
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