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Oshkosh Defense Files JLTV Bid Protest

US Army Oshkosh-built JLTV operationally deployed to Romania, May 2022 [© Bob Morrison]

Oshkosh Defense files formal bid protest with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) over the recent JLTV award decision.

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Press Release, Oshkosh, 06 March 2023: Oshkosh Defense, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has filed a formal bid protest with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) over the US Army’s recent award decision with respect to the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Follow-On Contract.

The independent GAO review of the procurement decision was initiated by Oshkosh on March 6, 2023.

“After participating in the government’s post-award debriefing process, we have significant concerns regarding the evaluation of the proposals under the solicitation that support an independent review,” said Tim Bleck, executive vice president Oshkosh Corporation and president Oshkosh Defense.

“We believe the Government’s evaluation did not properly review the financial, technical, and manufacturing capabilities offered to select the best value and lowest risk solution to deliver the JLTV.”

As the incumbent manufacturer and original designer of the JLTV platform, only Oshkosh’s proposal leveraged substantial JLTV experience and proven JLTV production infrastructure, while providing best-in-class upgrades to the JLTV platform.

The US 2d Cavalry Regiment received the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle at Rose Barracks in Germany, on 30 January 2021 ~ the JLTV replaces the Hum-vee and provides 2CR a vehicle with improved armour, a more powerful engine and increased durability [US Army: Andre Potzler]

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