Lockheed Martin sues over Pentagon's tactical vehicle decision
"After careful consideration of all options, Lockheed Martin decided to file a complaint with the Court of Federal Claims concerning our Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) contract award process," LM said in a statement.
According to Military.com, Lockheed claimed in an earlier statement that it was made aware of "a substantial number of documents directly related to the competition that were not provided to the Government Accountability Office or Lockheed Martin until very late in the protest process."
"We believe this newly discovered information should have been considered by the GAO before issuing a ruling on the protest, however, GAO declined to grant an extension to the 100-day deadline and could not consider the new documents," the company said.
The good news for Oshkosh is that after the GAO threw out Lockheed's original September complaint, the company was able to get back to work on the JLTV.
"We are confident that the Army conducted a thorough, methodical procurement including exhaustive testing and evaluation to ensure our troops get the best vehicle, and any further delay to the JLTV program would be unwarranted," John Urias, president of Oshkosh's defense unit, said in a statement obtained by the New York Times.
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