Navy orders Raytheon to stop work on next-gen radar

The U.S. Navy said Oct. 23 it has directed Raytheon Co. to stop work on the next-generation Air and Missile Defense Radar program.

The move came in response to a protest filed a day earlier with the U.S. General Accountability Office by Lockheed Martin Corp. related to the $1.6 billion contract award.

Reuters reported that Lockheed Martin’s protest was prompted by the shortcomings in the Navy’s bid evaluation process. A Raytheon spokesman told Reuters its proposed solution would survive the award protest.

The Air and Missile Defense Radar is scheduled to be deployed on Navy Aegis destroyers in 2016.

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