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General Dynamics Overcomes Competitor’s Bid Protest for Weapons Contract

Jenner & Block represented General Dynamics in its successful effort to fend off a bid protest by a competitor.  At issue was the US Army’s award of a $122 million contract to install an Active Protection System, which is designed to defeat incoming threats fired by enemy forces, on the Bradley Fighting Vehicle.  The Army awarded the project to General Dynamics on a sole source basis, concluding that only General Dynamics’s system could be fielded quickly enough to meet the Army’s needs and protect the warfighter.  DRS Sustainment Systems lodged its complaint in May, saying it too could deliver an APS for the Bradley.  General Dynamics intervened in support of the Army’s decision, and the Government Accountability Office in September ruled that the Army’s decision was reasonable based on the urgency of its need and testing requirements.

The team representing General Dynamics included Partner Matthew L. Haws and Associate Carla J. Weiss.