Raytheon has been re-awarded a development contract for the Navy’s Next Generation Jammer, a program that ultimately could be worth over $10 billion to the nation’s third-ranked defense contractor. The company scored an upset win in July over teams led by BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman, but that victory was called into question when the Government Accountability Office upheld a protest lodged by BAE. Last week, though, the Navy told contractors it had re-evaluated their proposals in light of GAO’s ruling, and once again decided to award the development contract to Massachusetts-based Raytheon. The new jammer is needed by the joint force to assure command of the electromagnetic spectrum in future conflicts. I have written a commentary for Forbes on Raytheon’s breakthrough competitive victory that can be read here.
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