OSHKOSH TO RE­SUME WORK ON US ARMY’S JLTV CON­TRACT WORTH $6.75 BIL­LION

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The US Court of Fed­eral Claims has in­structed Oshkosh to re­sume work on its re­cent $6.75 bil­lion con­tract to man­u­fac­ture joint light tac­ti­cal ve­hi­cles (JLTV) for the US Army. The court de­nied Lock­heed Martin’s re­quest for a pre­lim­i­nary in­junc­tion against Oshkosh while hear­ing its for­mal protest. Oshkosh Cor­po­ra­tion Pres­i­dent and CEO Wil­son R. Jones said: “This de­ci­sion is an­other in­di­ca­tion that the US Army con­ducted a thor­ough, me­thod­i­cal pro­cure­ment process, and we are con­fi­dent that the orig­i­nal JLTV con­tract award to Oshkosh will be up­held.”

In Au­gust, Oshkosh was se­lected over Lock­heed and AM General to de­liver ap­prox­i­mately 17,000 ar­moured trucks and sus­tain­ment ser­vices un­der an eight-year con­tract. The US Army told the com­pany to stop work af­ter Lock­heed Martin lodged a for­mal protest with the US Gov­ern­ment Ac­count­abil­ity Of­fice (GAO), cit­ing con­cerns re­gard­ing the eval­u­a­tion of its pro­posal, as well as the source se­lec­tion process. The JLTV pro­gramme aims to re­place the US Army and Marine Corps’ high-mo­bil­ity multi-pur­pose wheeled ve­hi­cles (HMMWVs), which have been in ac­tive ser­vice for more than 25 years.

Ve­hi­cle de­liv­er­ies were sup­posed to start ap­prox­i­mately 10 months af­ter the con­tract award.

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