Oshkosh Defense receives $84.9 million US Army order for additional JLTVs
Oshkosh Defense on February 6 announced that the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal has placed an $84.9 million order for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) Family of Vehicles.
“Since winning the JLTV contract in 2015, Oshkosh has been committed to providing the U.S. Military with the most capable light tactical vehicle ever built,” said George Mansfield, Vice President and General Manager of Joint Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Having recently completed production of the 19,000th JLTV, we are confident that Oshkosh remains the most efficient and reliable choice for producing JLTVs for many years to come.”
This order for Oshkosh Defense JLTVs is the third in two months. The three orders have a total value of $730 million and call for more than 2,000 JLTVs for nine different customers.
The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is in service with the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps and Special Operations Command. It partially replaces the Humvee fleet with a family of more survivable vehicles having a greater payload. Early studies for the JLTV program were approved in 2006. The JLTV program incorporates lessons learned from the earlier Future Tactical Truck Systems program and other associated efforts.
The JLTV program has evolved considerably throughout various development phases and milestones including required numbers and pricing. Variants are capable of performing armament carrier, utility, command and control (shelter), ambulance, reconnaissance and a variety of other tactical and logistic support roles. JLTV follows the U.S. Army’s Long Term Armor Strategy with kits for two levels of armor protection. Oshkosh’s L-ATV was selected as the winner of the JLTV program in August 2015 and awarded an initial production contract for up to 16,901 JLTVs. The U.S. Army approved the JLTV for full-rate production in June 2019.