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Humvee to Be Replaced in a $5 Billion Competition

Postby azi malik on Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:42 am

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Competition has started for the replacement of nearly 18,500 military Humvees for the Marine Corps and the U.S. Army beginning 2015.

The $5 billion-plus program has already six proposals in play. Three winners could receive up to $65 million for the preproduction engineering, development and manufacturing of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

Here is the list of the 6 competitors:

- BRV-O: AM General LLC
- Eagle: General Tactical Vehicles, a joint venture of AM General and General Dynamics Land Systems
- L-ATV: Oshkosh Defense
- Lockheed JLTV: Lockheed Martin Corp
- Saratoga: Navistar Defense, with a separate division of BAE Systems
- Valanx: BAE Systems Inc., with Northrop Grumman Corp. and Meritor Defense

“The companies are putting a lot of money into the JLTV now, even though the money they have available is a bit tighter. There’s less funding available overall for r&d and new vehicle development,” said Bruce Barron, CEO of precision cast-maker Barron Industries Inc., of Oxford Township, Michigan

Barron Industries has been focusing on the development of both the Eagle for General Tactical Vehicles and the BRV-O for AM General. The company has submitted bids to all six teams on the JLTV hoping that this will secure production of components for the suspension systems, chassis, and engine.




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