Engineering and manufacturing contract awards for the Army’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program should come down in late August or early September, Defense News reports.
Contractors competing for up to three 27-month contracts reportedly include a General Dynamics joint venture, Lockheed Martin and a team including BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman.
Paul McCleary writes for Defense News that the EMD contract was delayed due to changes in requirements including cost, vehicle armor and weight.
Col. David Bassett, project manager for U.S. Army Tactical Vehicles, said in an emailed statement to Defense News that awards are scheduled to come “later this summer.”
McCleary reports awards were scheduled for last October, then pushed back from the summer of 2011 to early winter 2012 and speculated to come in June, which then became July.
In January, the Army and Marine Corps said they planned to award up to three $65 million contracts for 22 prototype vehicles per contract, according to the report.