The Army today released the third draft of the request for proposals for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle follow-on contract, and it announced a virtual industry day Nov. 15 to discuss the program.
This will likely be the last draft RFP before the Army releases the official RFP for the competition, Michael Sprang, project manager in the Joint Program Office for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, told Inside Defense earlier this month.
Oshkosh, the incumbent JLTV manufacturer, is expected to face competition from AM General and possibly GM Defense for the follow-on contract, which the Army plans to award in fiscal year 2022. The contract will include up to 16,600 vehicles and 10,000 trailers over a decade and some technical upgrades over the current JLTV.
The virtual industry day will include a presentation from the Army to interested contractors, according to today's announcement. Contractors will be able to submit written questions, to which the Army will respond later in the presentation.
In addition to the industry day, interested prime contractors will each have up to an hour and a half for one-on-one virtual meetings with the Army. Those meetings will be held Nov. 16.