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TACOM JLTV DOWN SELECT ANNOUNCED

TACOM JLTV DOWN SELECT ANNOUNCED

29 Oct 08. The down select for the JLTV Requirement was announced today. They are:

Lockheed Martin Systems Integration, Owego, N.Y., was awarded Oct. 29, 2008, a $35,942,059 cost plus fixed fee contract. The contract is for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Family of Vehicles (FoV) Technology Development Phase. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y., and Sealy, Texas with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2011. Bids were solicited via the Web with seven bids received. Tank & Automotive Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-08-C-0431).

General Tactical Vehicles, Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded Oct. 29, 2008 a $45,061,720 cost share contract for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Family of Vehicles (FoV) Technology Development Phase. Work will be performed in Livonia, Mich., Sterling Heights, Mich., Muskegon, Mich., and South Bend, Ind., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2011. Bids were solicited via the Web with seven bids received. Tank & Automotive Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity ((W56HZV-08-C-0430).

BAE Systems Land & Armaments-Grounds System Division, Santa Clara, Calif., was awarded Oct. 29, 2008 a $40,493,203 cost share contract for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Family of Vehicles (FoV) Technology Development Phase. Work will be performed in Santa Clara, Calif., Warrenville, Ill., Johnson City, N.Y., and Troy, Mich., with an estimated completion date of Jan. 31, 2011. Bids were solicited via the Web with seven bids received. Tank & Automotive Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity ((W56HZV-08-C-0426).

Details of the vehicles are given below, our readers may care to note that BAE Systems is in the strong position as being in its won team with NAVISTAR and in the Lockheed Martin Team:

REQUIREMENT

The vehicle Requirement is for three Categories:

Cat A requires a very light vehicle configuration with a kerb weight not exceeding 10,750lbs, a Gross Vehicle Weight of 18,200lbs with 4,000lbs of armour and an Appliqué armour kit. The vehicle must be able to carry four passengers under armour at a speed of 76mph cross-country, a common speed for all three variants.

Cat B requires a vehicle configuration with a kerb weight not exceeding 15,560lbs, a Gross Vehicle Weight of 24,000lbs with 4,000lbs of armour. The vehicle must be able to carry six passengers under armour with a payload of 4000lbs

Cat B requires a vehicle configuration the same as Cat B but with the ability to carry a payload of 51000lbs plus armour in various shelters and flat-bed configurations.

All Categories must be able to provide an exportable power requirement of 10Kw with 30Kw onboard power.

Towing capacity is 10,000lbs gross with a 6,000lb payload.

THE PROGRAMME

Each of the six contestants submitted bids by April 14th which be evaluated and a down select to two or three will be made at the end of this month.

In August the U.S. Army released a revised schedule to competitors for the Joint JLTV program, with an October date given for the announcement of three contract awards. Teams were anticipating a decision on JLTV from DOD in June, but the Army pushed that decision back until fall, when a 27-month Technology Development phase will be awarded on the $40bn program. To bridge a gap between current funding profiles and the Defense Acquisition Executive’s (DAE) program guidance, the Army requested mid-year reprogramming from Congress. The fiscal year 2008 omnibus reprogramming will support the three planned contract awards. Once the Technology Development phase is completed, the services will hold another open competition to award two contracts for System Development and Demonstration (SDD). JLTV is a joint U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Special Operations Command program with the Army designated as the lead service.

The next funded phase requires the winners to build seven pr

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