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Tactical Wheeled Vehicles

October 20, 2015

The Marine Corps recently confirmed it would only be able to purchase seven out of the planned 109 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles under a yearlong continuing resolution, a shortfall Inside Defense first covered in a special report.

October 9, 2015

Military vehicle manufacturers are expected to showcase their offerings for an increasingly tight Army market in Washington this week, with some companies basing their demonstrators on guesstimates of what the service may want.

October 9, 2015

Congress has granted the Defense Department a modicum of budget relief, granting permission to shift $3.9 billion between accounts as part of a reallocation of previously appropriated funds, injecting more than $350 million in additional spending into weapons modernization accounts and giving the Pentagon a green light to launch three new-start projects.

October 2, 2015

Textron Systems last week announced another batch of its "Commando" vehicles is headed for the Afghan National Army, as the company keeps an eye on whatever the Army may decide to do with those humvees not being replaced by the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

September 25, 2015

An upgrade program for the Marine Corps' fleet of humvees will compete again for funding in the service's fiscal year 2018 budget cycle, according to a program official.

September 25, 2015

Oshkosh Defense is "leaning forward" into data deliverables that are due to the government once the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle stop-work order is lifted, according to a company executive.

September 22, 2015

The Army is looking for a contractor to make regular U.S. military and civilian vehicles look like enemy equipment to increase realism during training.

September 11, 2015

Despite the loss of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract, AM General says it has plenty of business ahead, from upgrading U.S. military humvees to foreign and commercial sales.

September 10, 2015

Shortly after awarding a much-anticipated contract to build the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the Army has directed winner Oshkosh to pause all work under the deal.

September 8, 2015

Lockheed Martin will file a bid protest with the Government Accountability Office after losing out on the multibillion-dollar Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract late last month.

September 8, 2015

With the loss of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, the future prospects for AM General, which has been making trucks for the military for decades, appear dim, analysts say.

September 2, 2015

Oshkosh Defense and Lockheed Martin both requested Joint Light Tactical Vehicle post-award conference briefings from the Army, while AM General is reviewing the contract award and evaluating its options, according to statements provided to InsideDefense.com.

August 28, 2015

The Army is shaping which requirements it will need for an unarmored, air-droppable vehicle used to quickly transport troops, but is still working through the question of funding such an effort.

August 28, 2015

Army leaders will decide by fiscal year 2018 the path forward for sustaining its humvee fleet as it waits for the procurement of the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, according to service leaders.

August 28, 2015

The Marine Corps is unlikely to re-start a humvee upgrade program in the near term, according to a program official, even though the service will need to sustain many of the legacy tactical vehicles through the 2020s.

August 28, 2015

The Defense Department has sent Congress a list of new-start acquisition programs and weapon system production increases that would be adversely affected should Capitol Hill remain snarled in budgetary gridlock and pass only a stopgap spending measure for fiscal year 2016, according to documents obtained by InsideDefense.com.

August 25, 2015

Army officials on Aug. 25 outlined the process by which AM General and Lockheed Martin -- if they choose to do so -- would protest the service's $6.7 billion Joint Light Tactical Vehicle award to Oshkosh Defense.

August 21, 2015

The Army is bracing itself for a possible industry protest against the highly anticipated Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract award, with a winner likely to be picked in the next 30 days, according to the service's principal military deputy for acquisition.

August 10, 2015

The Defense Department has scheduled two important meetings in August before a contract can be awarded for the Army and Marine Corps' humvee replacement -- the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, according to a document obtained by InsideDefense.com.

June 26, 2015

Following a lull in fiscal year 2015, one Oshkosh Defense executive is optimistic about the future even if the company fails to score a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract.