AuthorMagnuson, Stew

AUSTIN, Texas--The Army is looking to issue a new contract to manufacture the joint light tactical vehicle in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022, the service's project manager in charge of the program said March 4.

The current manufacturer, Oshkosh Defense, sold the technical data rights to the Army in 2016 paving the way for the program to find another contractor who could perhaps offer a lower manufacturing price.

A draft request for proposals is scheduled to be released in March, Michael Sprang, the joint JLTV program office's program manager, said at NDIA's Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Conference. The JPO has already held an industry day in February with a second to be held possibly in March 2021, he said. The office has also hosted one-on-one meetings with prime contractors. The office will issue a final request...

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