Thursday, March 24, 2016

US Army Orders First JLTV Lot

The US Army has ordered its first lot of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles from Oshkosh Defense, the company announced Wednesday.
The first order includes 657 vehicles along with kits and related support for “more than” $243 million, according to Oshkosh.
The JLTV program was finally able to move ahead after work stopped on the program for 98 days while Lockheed Martin protested the Army’s award to Oshkosh to build the vehicles. Lockheed then filed a lawsuit in the US Court of Federal Claims because it claimed newly supplied Army information that emerged toward the end of the Government Accountability Office’s protest process was enough to move the protest to court. Oshkosh did not have to stop work while the lawsuit played out in court. Lockheed dropped its lawsuit last month. more