Oshkosh Defense LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced the production of the 20,000th Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). The production of the 20,000th JLTV is a testament to the tremendous capabilities of the Oshkosh team and their commitment to serve the U.S. Armed Forces by providing the most capable tactical wheeled vehicles. Oshkosh’s L-ATV was selected as the winner of the JLTV program in August 2015 and awarded an initial production contract for up to 16,901 JLTVs. Delivering vehicles on time and on budget has been a priority for the Oshkosh Defense team since winning the initial contract in 2015. The U.S. Army approved the JLTV for full-rate production in June 2019.
“Just a little over two years ago, we were celebrating our 10,000th JLTV rolling off our production line. That means that despite a global pandemic, and some of the most severe supply chain challenges we’ve ever seen, we’ve continued to demonstrate that Oshkosh has what it takes to deliver the JLTV to the customer again and again. The continued success of the JLTV program can clearly be credited to Oshkosh’s warm production line, optimized manufacturing processes, robust supply chain, and our world-class team, said Tim Bleck, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense.
On March 6, 2023, Oshkosh Defense filed a formal bid protest with the U.S. Government Accountability Office over the U.S. Army’s recent award decision with respect to the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Follow-On Contract. Oshkosh believes the Government’s evaluation did not properly review the financial, technical, and manufacturing capabilities offered to select the best value and lowest risk solution to deliver the JLTV. Oshkosh Defense awaits a decision from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding its protest of the JLTV follow-on contract. As the incumbent manufacturer and original designer of the JLTV platform, only Oshkosh’s proposal leveraged substantial JLTV experience and proven JLTV production infrastructure, while providing best-in-class upgrades to the JLTV platform.
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. 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.