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January 27. 2014 7:04PM

BAE loses bid for Navy's radar jammers

NASHUA — The Navy has decided to stick with its original decision to award a multibillion-dollar contract for the next generation of radar and communication jamming technology to Raytheon, despite a protest from BAE Systems that was supported by the Government Accountability Office.

The GAO sustained a protest by BAE over the Navy award of a contract to Raytheon for the “Next-Generation Jammer,” worth $10 billion over the next two decades.

The watchdog agency ruled that the Navy failed to reasonably evaluate technical risk and ignored evidence of significant weakness in the Raytheon bid; improperly credited Raytheon with outdated experience while understating BAE Systems’ experience; and conducted improper discussions with Raytheon after proposals were submitted.

The Nashua-based defense contractor, New Hampshire’s largest manufacturing employer, also offered a better price.

The Navy agreed to reconsider all three original bids from Raytheon, BAE and Northrop Grumman, and on Jan. 17 announced that it was re-awarding the contract to Raytheon.

“We protested the award based on concerns with the Navy’s evaluation of our offering and our protest was sustained by the GAO,” said Paul Roberts, a BAE spokesman. “We are disappointed with this decision and are currently considering all of our options.”


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