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Oshkosh receives US Army order for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles

Oshkosh Defense announced that the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal has placed an order for Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV), trailers (JLTV-T), and associated packaged and installed kits for $208 million.

The order includes JLTVs for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force. The JLTV was designed as a replacement for the ageing up-armoured HMMWV fleet, providing better protection, mobility, and a greater payload capacity.

Oshkosh Defense JLTVs are modular and can be easily configured to meet mission needs, including weapon systems, protection kits, communications, and other critical equipment. It can accommodate more than 100 different mission package configurations without sacrificing mobility, protection, or transportability.

“We spent the last decade committed to learning, improving processes, establishing a robust supply chain, as well as a world-class team of experts to design and produce the most reliable light tactical vehicle in the industry,” said George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of defense programs at Oshkosh Defense. “We are extremely proud of our execution of the JLTV program, including its reputation as a model procurement project due to consistent on-schedule and under budget production.”

Since winning the initial JLTV contract in 2015, Oshkosh Defense has received orders for over 23,000 JLTVs for the U.S. Armed Forces and NATO, Allied, and Coalition partners. Throughout the program, Oshkosh Defense focused on continuous improvement and innovation, reflected by over 125 patents and applications that Oshkosh holds associated with the JLTV family of vehicles and related technologies.

As a globally recognized leader in the design and production of military vehicle systems, Oshkosh Defense is committed to supporting NATO allies looking to modernize their Armed Forces and protect their soldiers. Oshkosh Defense has received JLTV orders or commitments from eight international customers and intends to continue making the proven Oshkosh JLTV available through Direct Commercial Sales (DCS).

“Oshkosh Defense has partnered with the U.S. Military for decades to develop, test, and evolve advanced military technologies. We look forward to further supporting the U.S. Army in their modernization efforts including the Robotic Combat Vehicle, Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS), and future programs,” concluded Mansfield.

Oshkosh Defense plans to produce JLTVs into Q1FY2025. The Oshkosh Defense Aftermarket team will continue to service and support Oshkosh-built JLTVs for years to come.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

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