Northrop-Oshkosh wasn’t one of the top three, so they filed a protest. The entire program is on hold for at least “several weeks.”
Northrop-Oshkosh claims they were never informed that they needed to have a fully assembled demonstrator unit.
UPDATE: Via email:
Current schedule from identification of need (2005) until production start (2013) is only 8 years. That is just way too fast. We’re going to need a lot more help like this before we can get it to a more normal 15 year program.
Cue laughter. To be followed by tears.