Lockheed Martin loses JLTV stop-work request

By Sebastian Sprenger / February 12, 2016 at 8:33 AM

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Thursday denied Lockheed Martin's request to make Oshkosh halt all work on the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle until an ongoing dispute over the contract award is resolved.

The docket report in the case shows that Judge Charles Lettow issued a sealed order to that effect, asking all parties to submit a joint status report "addressing further proceedings in this action."

Lockheed believes its offering for the big-ticket vehicle program was unfairly evaluated when the Army and Marine Corps gave Oshkosh a production deal last summer.

Oshkosh celebrated announcement in a statement Friday morning.

"This decision is another indication that the U.S. Army conducted a thorough, methodical procurement process, and we are confident that the original JLTV contract award to Oshkosh will be upheld," Wilson Jones, Oshkosh president and chief executive officer, was quoted as saying, adding: "The Oshkosh JLTV team, including our employees and hundreds of suppliers, is pleased to continue our work to deliver JLTVs to our nation's Soldiers and Marines."

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