Lockheed Protests Unmanned Surveillance Aircraft Award

By Zachary M. Peterson / May 5, 2008 at 5:00 AM
Lockheed Martin filed an official protest earlier today with the Government Accountability Office over the Navy's recent decision to award a competitor the contract for a new unmanned surveillance aircraft. Last month, Northrop Grumman won a $1 billion contract to fill the sea service's requirement for an intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance unmanned aerial system, dubbed Broad Area Maritime Surveillance (BAMS). Northrop plans to marinize its Global Hawk drone, which is used by the Air Force, for BAMS. In a statement,...

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