Oshkosh Defense LLC has announced that the U.S. Army Contracting Command–Detroit Arsenal placed an order 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 company noted.
The JLTV was designed to replace the aging up-armored HMMWV fleet with a vehicle providing better protection, mobility and a greater payload capacity. According to the company, 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, the company stated.
“We spent the last decade committed to learning, improving processes and 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.”
Since winning the initial JLTV contract in 2015, Oshkosh Defense has received orders for more than 23,000 JLTVs for the U.S. Armed Forces and NATO, Allied and Collation partners, the company said. 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.
“Oshkosh Defense has partnered with the U.S. military for decades to develop, test and evolve advanced military technologies. We look forward to further supporting the U.S. Army in its modernization efforts including the Robotic Combat Vehicle, Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) and future programs,” Mansfield stated.