Oshkosh Awaits Protests After JLTV Win
WASHINGTON Days after the US Army awarded a major contract to Oshkosh for the Humvee replacement, defense titan Lockheed Martin and Humvee manufacturer AM General have not ruled out formal protests against the decision.
At stake is the Army’s largest acquisition program in recent memory, as the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) business is estimated to be worth $30 billion. Even if a protest fails to overturn the award, it would trigger a 100-day suspension to probe the program, just as it is revving up.
Oshkosh won a $6.7 billion low rate initial contract, a base contract with options to procure the first 16,901 vehicles for the Army and Marine Corps. All told, the Army-led program will provide 49,100 vehicles for the Army and 5,500 for the Marine Corps.