Oshkosh Defense to build 698 additional tactical vehicles for Army

Freeman Staff

July 2, 2015

OSHKOSH Recently Oshkosh Corporation received an order for $184 million from the U.S. Army and on Thursday the company announced it received another order for 698 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles trucks for the U.S. Army. Deliveries will begin in 2016.

"The Oshkosh FMTV delivers unprecedented durability and reliability while meeting the demands of the mission and our soldiers on today’s battlefields," said John Bryant, senior vice president of defense programs at Oshkosh Defense, in a statement. "The FMTV program is a prime example of how Oshkosh has worked with the U.S.

Army to deliver a very successful vehicle program that achieves all of the quality, performance, schedule and cost objectives and ultimately puts a great truck in the hands of our soldiers, who deserve nothing less."

Oshkosh began producing FMTVs for the U.S. Army in 2010. Since then, Oshkosh has delivered more than 22,000 trucks and 11,000 trailers including a recent order in December 2014 for 256 FMTVs, according to the announcement.