Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced today that the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) has placed a $201 million order for additional Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles A2 (FMTV A2). Oshkosh Defense leverages engineering innovation and industry expertise to develop technologies that adapt to the dynamic market demands and skillfully tailors solutions that surpass mission requirements. The FMTV A2 demonstrates ultimate platform flexibility with 16 models and trailers designed to move troops and supplies, recover vehicles and weapon systems, and haul equipment to wherever the mission requires. To date, Oshkosh Defense has received orders for almost 2,000 FMTV A2s and 982 FMTV trailers for a total order value of $858 million.
“The versatility and mobility of the FMTV A2 is a direct result of Oshkosh’s partnership with the U.S. Army to provide the advanced technologies and expertise necessary to meet the ever-changing demands of the battlefield,” said Pat Williams, chief programs officer for Oshkosh Defense. “As the exclusive provider of medium tactical vehicles, Oshkosh is committed to delivering the best performing vehicles in the world to the Army and our allied partners.”
The Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) is a series of military vehicles that are based on a common chassis and vary by payload and mission requirements. The FMTV is derived from the Austrian Steyr 12M18 truck, but substantially modified to meet United States Army requirements, these including a minimum 50 percent U.S. content. Since the first FMTVs were fielded in January 1996 the family has been expanded and the overall design enhanced considerably. The FMTV was originally manufactured by Stewart & Stevenson (1996–2006), then by Armor Holdings (2006–2007), next by BAE Systems Platforms & Services. Since 2011 it has been manufactured by Oshkosh Corporation. The U.S. Army announced on 7 February 2018 that it had selected Oshkosh to build to FMTV A2. The U.S. Army is expected to begin fielding the A2 FMTV variant in June 2023.
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. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Hinowa, Pierce®, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™ Communications, Oshkosh® Airport Products and Pratt Miller.