The U.S. Army instructed theCorporation to resume work on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle ( ) following the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) decision to dismiss ’s protest yesterday. The protest against the Army’s selection of for the $6.7 billion contract was filed September 8, 2015 forced the army to stop work on the program until the GAO’s decision.
The GAO announced its decision after
Two days later has filed a preliminary injunction with the US Court of Federal Claims that, if granted would mean the Army and Oshkosh would have to stop production of the . The new claim is based on new information obtained by the company.
According to theproduction contract, Oshkosh will begin delivering vehicles within the next 10 months, reaching an expected total volume of nearly 17,000 vehicles, as well as kits and sustainment services over an eight-year period. The release, even if temporary, means that Oshkosh can now proceed with orders to subcontractor, previously prevented by the Army’s the stop work order.
“We are pleased that the JLTV production contract, awarded to Oshkosh in August, is now moving forward to deliver the world’s most capable light tactical vehicle,” said U.S. Army Major General (Retired) John M. Urias, executive vice president of Oshkosh Corporation and president of Oshkosh Defense. The JLTV program fills a critical capability gap for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy HMMWV fleet with a light vehicle that provides unprecedented protection, off-road mobility and transportability.