OSHKOSH, Wis., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Oshkosh Defense is to continue building Joint Light Tactical Vehicles for the U.S. military following a U.S. Court of Federal Claims' decision Thursday to deny a requested preliminary injunction by Lockheed Martin.
Lockheed Martin is protesting the JLTV contract award to Oshkosh and asked for the stop work order until its contract protest is heard by the court.
"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," said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. "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."
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is a high priority military project to replace a large portion of Army and Marine Corps HMMWV, or Humvee, fleet. The JLTV features enhanced passenger protection and superior off-road mobility. Under a U.S. Army production and sustainment contract, Oshkosh is to build almost 17,000 vehicles over an eight-year period.