Defense contracting giant Lockheed Martin Corp. on Tuesday (Sept. 8, 2015) confirmed it’s protesting the U.S. Army’s decision to award truck-maker Oshkosh Corp. the contract to build a replacement to the iconic Humvee.
The move came less than two weeks after the the Army awarded Oshkosh a $6.7 billion contract to build the first 17,000 production models of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.
The work could eventually be worth some $30 billion, as the Army and Marine Corps plan to buy a total of nearly 55,000 of the combat vehicles, including 49,100 for the Army and 5,500 for the Corps, to replace about a third of the Humvee fleets.
“After evaluating the data provided at our debrief, Lockheed Martin has filed a protest of the award decision on the JLTV program,” according to a statement from the company. “We firmly believe we offered the most capable and affordable solution for the program. Lockheed Martin does not take protests lightly, but we are protesting to address our concerns regarding the evaluation of Lockheed Martin’s offer.”
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Read the earlier article about the Army’s intention to award to Oshkosh here: http://contractingacademy.gatech.edu/2015/09/02/oshkosh-wins-6-7-billion-contract-to-replace-humvee-vehicle-with-jltv