GD Protests DD(X) Award, Which England Calls Fair

By Christopher J. Castelli / May 9, 2002 at 5:00 AM
Just hours after Navy Secretary Gordon England assured reporters the Navy's decision to award a $2.9 billion DD(X) destroyer design contract to Northrop Grumman's Ingalls shipyard and Raytheon was completely fair, losing bidder General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works filed a protest today with the General Accounting Office, arguing otherwise. At a breakfast with reporters in Washington, DC, England said he knew of nothing that suggests one team had any kind of unfair advantage over the other in the DD(X) competition...

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