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Final JLTV proposals submitted

11th February 2015 - 12:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


AM General, Oshkosh Defense and Lockheed Martin have submitted final proposals for the US Department of Defense's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) programme as the project enters its final stages.

The US government released the final Request for Proposal in December, with contract award expected in late 2015.

The vehicles under consideration for the programme all completed Engineering Manufacturing and Development phase in 2014, which included extensive survivability and off-road testing.

AM General said in a 10 February release that its bid, the Blast Resistant Vehicle-Offroad (BRV-O), performed strongly during the testing process, completing or exceeding every milestone in the engineering, manufacturing and development phase of the JLTV programme.

Charlie Hall, president and CEO, AM General, said: 'The BRV-O is a combat system designed and built with a total focus on Warfighter needs, by a team whose sole calling is fielding the world's best light tactical vehicles. The BRV-O JLTV proposal reflects AM General's dedication to excellence and our steadfast determination to be the most reliable, trusted partner for the United States government.'

Oshkosh’s JLTV Family of Vehicles, based on the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) platform, includes both four-seat and two-seat variants to execute a full spectrum of missions.

John Urias, executive vice president of Oshkosh Corporation and president of Oshkosh Defense, said in a 10 February statement that, 'Every aspect of the vehicle—inside and out—is optimised for the Warfighter in anticipation of future environments and threats. Our JLTV is simply the most capable, reliable light tactical vehicle that’s ever been built.'

Of its JLTV bid, Lockheed Martin's Scott Greene, vice president – ground vehicles, said: 'Our JLTVs have almost half-a-million combined testing miles to date, excluding trailer miles, and our performance in the testing phases of the programme has been outstanding. We are eager to provide our Soldiers and Marines with the best possible vehicle.'

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