In its recent request for proposals (RFP) for the latest round of Aegis Combat System upgrades — commonly known as Advanced Capability Build (ACB) 16 — the U.S. Navy took great pains to make sure there would be a true competition for the work, according to officials at Raytheon, one of the competing contractors. When the draft RFP was released last year there was concern across the industry that the wording heavily favored Lockheed Martin, which has been the prime for Aegis for more than ...


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