Saturday, June 06, 2015
Lockheed Martin Havoc (Patria AMV) is dead.
First, the Lockheed Martin website has scrubbed every bit of information on the Havoc.
Second, I've spent the last two days reaching out to people on both sides of the Atlantic about the "partnership" and came up empty...my phone bill is gonna be impressive (wonder if it's tax deductible?).
Finally I got an e-mail stating that the partnership was dead and that Lockheed Martin would NOT be entering the Havoc in the Amphibious Combat Vehicle contest. Interestingly the mysterious contact said that a vehicle WOULD be entered, just not the Havoc.
Amazing. If this is true then just plain wow.
Sidenote: This is confirmed by a reliable source inside Lockheed Martin. All personnel associated with the Havoc 'venture' have been reassigned or left the company to pursue other opportunities.
Sidenote 1: I got word about this happening almost a year ago and sat on it. I wish I hadn't. Everything is scrubbed, stories are lined up and HQMC ready to accept the bid from this group of scoundrels. I messed up by not running with it sooner. I made a mistake and it won't happen again.