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New builder of Humvee successor secures $4.65B contract

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After snapping up the contract from Oshkosh Defense for the construction of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) for the US military, AM General has received a firm-fixed-price contract worth $4,653,330,000 to build the vehicles.

The contract, awarded by the US Army, will see the company deliver an unspecified number of JLTVs to US military services by 2028.

The somewhat unexpected US Army decision to award the recompeted JLTV contract to AM General instead the incumbent vehicle builder Oshkosh Defense was announced in February this year.

In March this year, Oshkosh Defense filed a formal protest against the US Army’s decision to award a contract for the delivery of the new batch of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) to AM General.

Developed to replace the aging Humvee, the JLTV offers enhanced mobility, protection, and firepower on the battlefield. It combines the agility and off-road capabilities of an all-terrain vehicle with advanced technologies and armor to withstand various threats.

The JLTV features improved suspension, a powerful engine, and a modular design that allows for different mission configurations, such as troop transport, command and control, and weapons platform.

With its increased payload capacity, better protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and advanced communication systems, the JLTV provides soldiers with enhanced situational awareness and operational flexibility.