In an unusual move, the U.S. Navy has decided to forego competition and award Raytheon a contract to develop the service's future ship-launched, long-range air defense missile. The Navy argued that Raytheon was the only vendor that could meet its goal of fielding the missile by Fiscal 2010 while addressing two key requirements--extended range and the use of an active seeker. Moreover, the service argued that use of a different vendor would increase costs that couldn't be offset through a ...


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