A Johnstown company will be receiving good news in the coming days according to a report Tuesday by Defense News.

According to a report on the publication’s Web site, the companies that have been down selected as finalists for the coveted U.S. Army Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or JLTV, program are Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics.

Lockheed apparently being among the winners is big news for the region. JWF Defense is one of Lockheed’s major partners on the program, a $20 billion competition to produce the replacement to the Humvee.

Concurrent Technologies Corp. of Richland Township also is a member of the Lockheed team.

The winning teams will receive 27-month, $60 million technology development contracts to refine their designs for final judging. Full production of JLTV is expected to begin in 2013.

Representatives from JWF Defense and U.S. Rep. John Murtha, D-Johnstown, had no comment on the report. JWF leaders have stated that Lockheed winning the contract would be worth about 1,000 jobs in Johnstown.

A formal announcement by the Army has been delayed twice in the past week. An official announcement is expected soon, but no date has been set.

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