Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced that the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal has placed an $84.9 million order for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) Family of Vehicles. This order for Oshkosh Defense JLTVs is the third in two months. The three orders have a total value of $730 million and call for more than 2,000 JLTVs for nine different customers. Procures more than 3,700 JLTV vehicles, trailers, and associated vehicle kits of various configurations across the Department for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force to fulfill multiple mission roles and requirements and minimize ownership costs for the light tactical vehicle fleet. The vehicle kits will support the baseline vehicle by providing the warfighter the ability to augment the vehicle’s configuration in order to respond to environmental conditions or threat situations.
“Since winning the JLTV contract in 2015, Oshkosh has been committed to providing the U.S. Military with the most capable light tactical vehicle ever built,” said George Mansfield, Vice President and General Manager of Joint Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Having recently completed production of the 19,000th JLTV, we are confident that Oshkosh remains the most efficient and reliable choice for producing JLTVs for many years to come.”
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is a joint program currently in development for the Army and Marine Corps with procurements for the Navy and Air Force. The JLTV replaces the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), which is the current light tactical vehicle. The JLTV concept includes a 3.5 ton Combat Support Vehicle and a 5.1 ton Combat Tactical Vehicle and is based on a family of vehicles focused on scalable armor protection, integrated communications, and vehicle agility and mobility required of the light tactical vehicle fleet. The JLTV provides defensive measures to protect troops in transport, increase payload capability, and achieve commonality of parts and components to reduce the vehicle’s overall life cycle costs. The JLTV program optimizes performance, payload, and protection of the crew and vehicle while ensuring a design that is transportable by CH-47, CH-53, and C-130 aircraft.
Oshkosh Defense is a global leader in the design, production and sustainment of best-in-class military vehicles, technology solutions and mobility systems. Oshkosh develops and applies emerging technologies that advance safety and mission success. Setting the industry standard for sustaining fleet readiness, Oshkosh ensures every solution is supported worldwide throughout its entire life cycle. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company (NYSE: OSK). Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common cause: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Pierce®, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, Oshkosh® Airport Products, London™, Pratt Miller and Maxi-Metal.