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Lockheed Martin Ship Defense Award Withstands Raytheon Protest

Jan. 16, 2020, 9:39 PM

Lockheed Martin Corp. will perform a $288 million ship self-defense system contract for the Navy despite a challenge from Raytheon Co., the GAO said.

Raytheon, which submitted a $336 million bid, couldn’t establish that Lockheed Martin’s lack of experience presented risk to performance, schedule, and cost, the Government Accountability Office said.

The Navy’s solicitation didn’t specifically require bidders to have prior ship self-defense system experience, the GAO said.

Raytheon also failed to show its bid should have received a higher rating for offering unlimited non-commercial data rights. The agency reasonably decided both companies should receive an “outstanding” rating for...

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