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Oshkosh Awarded US Army Contract to Supply Additional FMTV A2s

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Oshkosh Awarded US Army Contract to Supply Additional FMTV A2s

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Oshkosh Awarded US Army Contract to Supply Additional FMTV A2s
Oshkosh Awarded US Army Contract to Supply Additional FMTV A2s

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation business, announced today that the U.S. Army placed an order for additional Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles A2 and trailers. The order is valued at $108.9 million and includes FMTV A2s for U.S. Army modernization initiatives as well as Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to international partners. The FMTV A2, renowned for its versatility, reliability, and performance, supports a wide range of missions and payloads. Its unmatched capabilities include improved armor protection, upgraded drivetrain and suspension systems, providing increased payload capacity and mobility.

“Our continued partnership with the U.S. Army underscores Oshkosh Defense’s commitment to equipping our nation’s Warfighters with the most advanced tactical wheeled vehicles in support of Army modernization. We are pleased to provide these capabilities to allied partners around the globe,” said Pat Williams, chief programs officer for Oshkosh Defense.

 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) A2. (Photo by Oshkosh Defense)
Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) A2. (Photo by Oshkosh Defense)

The Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) are a series of military vehicles based upon a common chassis, varying 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 include a minimum 50 percent U.S. content. There were originally 17 FMTV variants—four variants in the nominal 2.5 U.S. ton payload class, designated Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV), and 13 variants with a nominal 5 U.S. ton payload rating, called Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV).

In February 2018, the Army selected Oshkosh to build to FMTV A2. The initial estimated contract value is $476.2 million, with no cap on the number of vehicles the Army may purchase. The firm fixed price contract covers a five-year ordering period, plus two additional one-year options. The estimated date of completion has previously been quoted as February 2022. Following the FMTV A2 award, Oshkosh initially built and delivered vehicles in support of Production Verification Testing (PVT), Live Fire Testing (LFT) and logistics development. the U.S. Army stated that the next generation FMTV A2 would comprise 16 models and three trailers.

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