GAO Sustains BAE Protest Over $280M Navy Jammer Contract

Law360, New York (November 13, 2013, 5:49 PM EST) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Wednesday sustained BAE Systems PLC’s protest over a $280.4 million contract to develop the U.S. Navy's next-generation electronic jamming system, recommending that the Navy reconsider its decision to award the contract to Raytheon Co.

The contract aims to develop a replacement for the Navy’s existing tactical jamming system pods, used on the EA-18 Growler aircraft, and is the second of four development phases in the weapons program. The $280.4 million Phase Two contract is expected to lead directly to a...
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