The U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal placed an order with Oshkosh Defense for Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV), trailers (JLTV-T), and associated packaged and installed kits.
The order is valued at $208 million and includes JLTVs for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.
The JLTV was designed to replace the aging uparmored HMMWV fleet, offering a purpose-built modular design that is configurable 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.Read more: Oshkosh Defense rolls out JLTV number 20,000
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, including eight international customers.
“We spent the last decade committed to learning, improving processes, establishing a robust supply chain, as well as a world-class team of experts to design and produce the most reliable light tactical vehicle in the industry,” said George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of defense programs at Oshkosh Defense. “We are extremely proud of our execution of the JLTV program, including its reputation as a model procurement project due to consistent on-schedule and under budget production.”
The company intends to continue making the proven Oshkosh JLTV available through Direct Commercial Sales (DCS).
“Oshkosh Defense has partnered with the U.S. Military for decades to develop, test, and evolve advanced military technologies,” concluded Mansfield. “We look forward to further supporting the U.S. Army in their modernization efforts including the Robotic Combat Vehicle, Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS), and future programs.”
Oshkosh Defense plans to produce JLTVs into Q1FY2025. The Oshkosh Defense Aftermarket team will also continue to service and support Oshkosh-built JLTVs.