BAE fights for army contract

DEFENCE giant BAE Systems is fighting a decision by the US Army to award a multi-billion dollar vehicle contract to a competitor, saying it did not judge its proposals fairly. <br /><br />The company said that it had filed a protest with the US Government Accountability Office, asking it to review the decision. BAE&rsquo;s shares fell around four per cent when the ruling was announced last month.<br /><br />&ldquo;After a detailed analysis of the information provided by the army, the company believes that the army did not properly evaluate the proposals,&rdquo; BAE said.