Raytheon, Kongsberg file joint LRASM protest

23 April 2014

Raytheon Missile Systems and Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace have submitted a joint protest regarding the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA's) decision to sole-source Lockheed Martin for follow-on development of the US Navy's (USN's) air-launched Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM).

Two bid protests were filed to the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) in both companies' names in mid-March. The GAO will return its adjudications within 100 days.

LRASM was established in 2008 as a joint DARPA and Office of Naval Research (ONR) programme designed to demonstrate the concept of an autonomous, precision-guided, anti-ship stand-off missile with reduced dependence on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platforms, network links, and GPS navigation.

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