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Cotton Statement on the Army's JLTV Production Contract Decision

August 25, 2015
Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Army's decision to award the JLTV production contract to Oshkosh Defense.

"I am disappointed the Army did not select Lockheed Martin to build the JLTV. Camden is a first-rate facility and the people who work there are some of the best in the world, I know they would have put their hearts and souls into this project. I am confident the work and infrastructure Lockheed Martin put in place to bid on this project will bring other economic benefits. And as Lockheed Martin explores their next steps, we stand ready to assist them however we can. As a solider in the Army, I saw firsthand the critical need to replace the Humvee with a vehicle like JLTV. It is reassuring to know that this vehicle will protect our service members-including the many who call Arkansas home-no matter where it is produced."