Replacing the Humvee
Competition is heating up to win a contract for a vehicle that will replace nearly 18,500 aging military Humvees for the U.S.
Army and Marine Corps starting in 2015. Six proposals are in play, with little time left before federal contracting officials decide on development of the $5 billion-plus program. Suppliers are lining up for an opportunity to be part of the production teams with various contractors. Up to three winners in the current round could receive up to $65 million for the preproduction engineering, manufacturing and development phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.