I read a story last night about the new vehicle the Army is purchasing to replace the humvee. It is Oshkosh JLTV. What made this story interesting to me is how the Army decided on which vehicle to purchase. One of the criteria the army required was that the new vehicle go 2400 miles between major repairs. The humvee is rated at 2900 miles between major repairs. It turns out that the JLTV went 7000 miles between major repairs. The closest competitor in the bid process all he went 1200 miles between major repairs. So not only did this new vehicle exceed the minimum requirements for the army, decimated the competition. In the end it was quality that one the contract. Once again it is quality that wins the day.
What do you think?