Oshkosh Corp gets $67 million Army contract

Special to The Freeman

Dec. 18, 2014

The 256 Family of Medium Tactical trucks and trailers ordered from Oshkosh Defense by the U.S. Army will continue to support soldiers at home and abroad.
Photo courtesy of Oshkosh Corporation

OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced it will manufacture 256 Family of Medium Tactical trucks and trailers after receiving a $67 million order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command.

“The Oshkosh FMTV program exemplifies the quality and value that we provide to our military customers,” said John Bryant, senior vice president of defense programs at Oshkosh Defense, in a statement. “Since the day Oshkosh was awarded the FMTV program, we’ve applied our vehicle expertise and operational efficiency to dramatically improve quality — all while saving U.S. taxpayers more than $2 billion. Today’s Oshkosh-produced FMTVs are supporting soldiers in operations around the world with the more reliable equipment they deserve.”

Delivery of the vehicles will happen during the next two years, according to the announcement. Since Oshkosh began to produce FMTVs for the U.S. Army in 2010, it has delivered more than 22,000 trucks and 11,000 trailers, according to the company.

Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, go to www.oshkoshdefense.com.