Land Platforms

To cut JLTV cost, US Army prepares for follow-on competition

18 February 2020

US Army leaders are preparing for a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) competition to drive down the vehicle price, while at the same time they are cutting their yearly buy of the Oshkosh Defense-built vehicle.

When the service unveiled its fiscal year 2021 (FY 2021) budget request in mid-February, its supporting budget documents detailed plans for a “competitive follow on contract award” in FY 2022.

“A split procurement will occur between the existing Oshkosh contract and the new competitively awarded contract based on the approved acquisition strategy,” the service wrote. “The programme office continues to gather insight from industry partners to better understand their position to ensure strong competition for the follow-on contract.”

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