GAO Nixes Northrop Protest Over $77M Raytheon Drone Deal

Law360, Los Angeles (May 30, 2012, 4:11 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Friday rejected Northrop Grumman Corp.'s protest over the U.S. Air Force's decision to award Raytheon Co. a $77 million contract to build a drone-borne radar system, saying the decision was reasonable and the companies were treated equally.

“Northrop Grumman primarily challenges numerous aspects of the Air Force’s evaluation of the proposal and alleges they were disparately evaluated,” GAO general counsel Lynn H. Gibson wrote in a partially redacted decision issued Friday. “We have fully considered each [challenge] and conclude that...
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