Stressing Importance of Competitive Prototyping, DOD Appeals JLTV Cuts

By Marjorie Censer / September 15, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The Pentagon is calling on Congress to restore funding to the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, arguing that proposed cuts in the fiscal year 2010 defense authorization bills would significantly limit the program's competitive prototyping effort. The JLTV initiative, intended to produce a next-generation humvee, is one of the first being developed under the Defense Department's new acquisition model, which focuses on increased early testing to reduce costs and limit schedule delays. Now in the technology development phase, the JLTV...

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