The U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal announced that is has awarded Oshkosh Defense a $160 million order for additional Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) and associated packaged and installed kits. The order includes JLTVs for international allies including Mongolia, Romania, Macedonia, Slovenia, and Slovakia. The Oshkosh JLTV’s modular design and digital architecture allow it to accommodate more than 100 mission packages that incorporate weapons, lasers, sensors, networking, and communication. Earlier in November, Oshkosh Defense received a $208 million order from the U.S. Army for additional JLTVs, JLTV trailers and associated kits. The JLTV was designed to replace the aging uparmored HMMWV fleet with a vehicle providing better protection, mobility and a greater payload capacity.
“The Oshkosh Defense JLTV has consistently demonstrated its ability to fill critical capability gaps and we are honored by the continued interest from international allies,” said George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of defense programs at Oshkosh Defense. “As the sole OEM that can supply JLTV’s through Direct Commercial Sales (DCS), Oshkosh will continue our support of NATO, Allied, and Coalition Forces that want to modernize their militaries with the JLTV’s battlefield-proven payload, performance, protection and network connectivity.”
The Oshkosh Defense JLTV filled that critical capability with a purpose-built modular design that is 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. 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 Collation partners.
Throughout the program, Oshkosh Defense focused on continuous improvement and innovation, as reflected by more than 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 plans to produce JLTVs into Q1FY2025. The Oshkosh Defense Aftermarket team will continue to service and support Oshkosh-built JLTVs for years to come.
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