WASHINGTON, July 18 Britain's BAE Systems PLC
on Thursday filed a formal protest against the U.S.
Navy's decision to award a contract for a next-generation
electronic jammer to Raytheon Co, a U.S. spokesman for
the company said.
BAE spokesman Brian Roehrkasse said BAE decided to lodge a
protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office because
it had "concerns with the Navy's evaluation of our offering."
"The solution we put forward would provide the U.S. Navy
with an affordable and effective way to significantly enhance
current capabilities and protect our aircraft, ships, and armed
forces," Roehrkasse said.
Raytheon on July 8 beat out incumbent Northrop Grumman Corp
and BAE Systems to win a $279 million deal to develop a
new electronic jammer, a deal analysts said could eventually be
worth billions of dollars.