Companies Submit Proposals for JLTV

WASHINGTON — One of the US Army’s most important armored vehicle contests moved closer to resolution Tuesday when manufacturers AM General, Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh Defense delivered proposals for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).

The Army plans to make a Milestone C decision and award of a firm-fixed-price contract to a single vendor this year. The award period will cover three years of low-rate initial production and five years of full-rate production. The Army plans to buy approximately 50,000 JLTVs for the Army, and the Marine Corps would buy 5,500.

Billed as filling the gap between legacy Humvees and the larger, less mobile mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle fleet, the JLTV is intended to restore light tactical mobility to the Army’s fleet.

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