Feds order review of Oshkosh Corp.'s $3 billion Army contract
OSHKOSH (WKOW) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office is questioning a U.S. Army contract with the defense arm of Oshkosh Corp. and wants a reevaluation of the $3.3 billion contract with the company.
Oshkosh Corp. was chosen over two other companies in August to build 23,000 military trucks and trailers. Those companies, BAE Systems and Navistar Inc., questioned whether or not Oshkosh could make the vehicles at the price they quoted the Army. On Monday, the GAO upheld those protests, saying the Army's evaluation of the companies' bids was flawed. Oshkosh Corp. officials have yet to comment on this issue.
Just last week, Oshkosh Corp. received an additional military contract to build 400 mine-resistant trucks specially designed to handle the rougher terrain of Afghanistan battlefields. That contract was worth $175 million.