US Army is ready to award a contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) 32408152

 
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  US Army is ready to award a contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)
The US Army is poised to award a contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), its Humvee replacement, in the coming days — a much anticipated milestone with the power to reshape the ground vehicles industry.
     
US Army award contract Joint Light Tactical Vehicle 640 001 JLTV Prototypes
     
One of three competitors, AM General, Oshkosh Defense and a Lockheed Martin-BAE Systems team, will walk away with a contract for three years of low-rate initial production and five years of full-rate production, for a total of 49,100 for the Army and 5,500 for the Marine Corps.

"Everybody needs this, and one thing I get asked a lot is who needs the contract the most," said James Tinsley, managing partner of Avascent, a strategy and management consulting firm. Tinsley has worked for Oshkosh, Lockheed and a number of subcontractors on JLTV-related efforts at different phases.

The winning firm or team would build 17,000 vehicles for the Army and Marines in the first three years of low-rate initial production, followed by five years of full-rate production, according to a Congressional Research Service report.

The Army seeks a replacement for the Humvee that is as mobile, but with the same protection as a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP).

As part of engineering and manufacturing development contracts awarded to the three companies in 2012, each company delivered 22 prototype vehicles.

(Joe Gould)

 

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