Final proposals for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle submitted

JLTV_Competitors_updateDefense News is reporting that yesterday manufacturers AM General, Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh Defense delivered proposals for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).  The Army plans to make a decision and award a firm-fixed-price contract to a single vendor this year. The award period will cover three years of low-rate initial production and five years of full-rate production. The Army plans to buy approximately 50,000 JLTVs for the Army, and the Marine Corps would buy 5,500.  The JLTV is being described as filling the gap between Humvees and the larger, less MRAP vehicles.  The competition pits AM General’s Blast Resistant Vehicle-Off road (BRV-O),Oshkosh’s Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) variant, and a joint Lockheed Martin-BAE Systems offering.