JLTV decision may be imminent

by: Matthew Potter
October 28, 2008

Category: Contract Awards, Department of Defense, development program, logistics, production program, U.S. Army | RSS 2.0

The JLTV will be the next generation utility vehicle for the US armed forces. It will supplant the ubiquitous HUMVEE and will incorporate the lessons of the last seven years fighting. The Army had planned to announce that three teams won development contracts which over the next two plus years would lead to a prototype last week. Now the decision has been delayed for at least a few more days. The ultimate contract would be worth tens of billions of dollars as their would be thousands of the vehicles produced. Most of the major US defense contractors are part of one team or another with a variety of smaller companies as this is one of the largest procurement programs in sight.

See this story at WJACTV.com and another at Rueters for more on the program. Defensenews.com is reporting, here, that delays are due to concern about protests.

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