Northrop Wants L3 Barred From $544M Navy Jammer Deal

By Daniel Wilson (December 21, 2021, 9:06 PM EST) -- Northrop Grumman has protested the U.S. Navy's refusal to reopen competition or disqualify L3Harris from a $544.4 million jammer contract, alleging the Navy wrongly ignored a conflict of interest and L3's failure to comply with a key requirement of the deal.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office had found errors in the Navy's award of the disputed contract to L3 Technologies Inc. Communications Systems-West, but the Navy has mostly ignored the watchdog's recommendations and continued to push ahead with its "illegal" contract award, Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. — Mission Systems said in a complaint unsealed on Tuesday.

"The Navy should exclude L3Harris...

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