Army holds JLTV industry day

By Ethan Sterenfeld / December 17, 2020 at 12:10 PM

The follow-on contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle will be worth up to $12.3 billion for 30,000 vehicles and 10,000 trailers, the Army announced at an industry day Dec. 17.

That would be the total cost if the Army exercises all five one-year options after the initial five-year contract term.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed some of the program milestones, the Army still expects to issue the award in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022, it said in slides from the industry day.

The final request for proposals will be released in January 2022, according to a schedule laid out in the slides. The Army will release two interim RFPs before then, and will host two more industry days.

The Army laid out for industry the selection criteria it plans to use for the project. The contractor's manufacturing capabilities and prowess will be the most important factor in the selection process, according to the slides.

"Bottom Line: [Joint Program Office] JLTV wants an excellent manufacturer with an exceptional production process," the industry day slides state.

Eligible submissions cannot have an average unit manufacturing cost greater than $250,000 in base-year 2011 dollars, according to a new section of the draft RFP the Army posted on Dec. 11. This cost includes "installed Baseline Integration Kits."

That translates to an average target cost of about $298,000 in FY-23, the first year of the contract, according to the industry day slides.

The gross vehicle weight rating for the follow-on JLTVs will be 24,000 pounds, according to an update to an existing section of the draft RFP.

"The vehicle data plates in the JLTV FoV Technical Data Package and Software Package may specify a lower value to provide for future growth, but the vehicles are designed to a GVWR of 24,000 lbs.," the draft RFP stated.