GAO Rejects ITT Contract Protest Of Infared Defense System

Law360, New York (June 11, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office denied ITT Electronic Systems Inc.’s protest against the U.S. Army’s award of two contracts worth a combined $74 million to competing companies for the development of a common infrared defense system for rotary-wing aircraft, in a decision released Friday.

The Army awarded a $41.4 million contract to BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems Integration Inc. and a $32.6 million contract to Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. in January. ITT argued that its proposal for the contract was evaluated against a criterion that...
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