WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's BAE Systems PLC
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." He did not elaborate.
"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
Under the 22-month contract, Raytheon is slated to develop the Next Generation Jammer, which will replace the ALQ-99 tactical jamming system used on the EA-18G Growler aircraft built by Boeing Co
No comment was immediately available from the Navy, which says the new jammer will be critical for future combat missions and should be ready for use by fiscal 2020. The jamming pods will enable U.S. aircraft to render enemy radars useless.
Raytheon, Northrop, BAE and Exelis Inc
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal-Esa; Editing by Michael Urquhart and Stephen Coates)