Lockheed protests U.S. Navy's radar contract award to Raytheon

Reuters

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp,the Pentagon's top supplier and maker of the Aegis combatsystem, on Tuesday said it had filed a formal protest againstthe U.S. Navy's decision to award a next-generation radarcontract to Raytheon Co.

Lockheed spokesman Keith Little said the company decided tofile a protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office(GAO) because it did not believe the merits of its bid wereproperly considered during the Navy's evaluation process.

"After careful consideration, Lockheed Martin has protestedthe Navy's award of the Air and Missile Defense Radar (AMDR)contract," Little said. "We submitted a technically compliantsolution at a very affordable price."

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