The Army has awarded AM General a $4.7 billion contract for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, trailers, kits and services that will support JLTV production, according to a Wednesday Defense Department notice.
The announcement follows the Army’s award of the JLTV follow-on contract to AM General in February over a competing bid from Oshkosh Defense. The follow-on award is potentially worth up to $8 billion.
Oshkosh, the manufacturer of the JLTV since winning the original contract from the Army in 2015, has a protest pending with the Government Accountability Office. GAO has set a deadline of June 14 for the matter to be resolved.
Oshkosh executives have said the Army can continue ordering JLTVs from them through November, meaning the company can produce them through 2024.