Oshkosh Defense recently received a $1.69 billion order from the US Army for 6,107 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) and associated installed and packaged kits.
The delivery order is the 10th under a contract awarded to Oshkosh in August 2015.
“The JLTV is engineered with industry-leading suspension and protection systems, as well as the ability to support a spectrum of mission kits and weapon systems required for the modern battlefield,” said George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of joint programs at Oshkosh Defense. “This vehicle represents a technological leap forward that provides enhanced protection and extreme mobility both off-road and in dense urban terrain.”
To date, Oshkosh says it has delivered more than 2,600 vehicles. The company expects a Full Rate Production (FRP) decision in December 2018, followed by first Army unit equipped in early 2019.
“The JLTV also features a VICTORY compliant modular, scalable, open architecture system to support rapidly evolving C4ISR suites,” Mansfield said. “This provides our soldiers and Marines a vehicle that is capable of serving as a mobile command center.
“Today, other vehicles with this level of C4ISR capability are much larger, with little mobility.”
The JLTV fills a critical capability gap for the US Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy up-armored HMMWV fleet with a modern light protected vehicle.