Oshkosh Defense gets $195M order from Army

By Freeman Staff

August 1, 2017

The JLTV Family of Vehicles by Oshkosh Defense is comprised of two variants (four-door and two-door) and four mission package configurations: General Purpose, Heavy Guns Carrier, Close Combat Weapons Carrier and Utility.
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OSHKOSH —The U.S. Army has placed an order from Oshkosh Defense, LLC, worth more than $195 million that will include 748 vehicles.

On Tuesday, Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced the U.S. Army placed another order for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program that in addition to the 748 vehicles, includes 2,359 installed and packaged kits.

The new order is the fifth order for JLTVs since the contract was awarded in August 2015.

“Soldiers and Marines need a reliable, transportable, and protected mobility solution that balances payload, protection, and performance,” said Dave Diersen, Oshkosh Defense vice president and general manager of Joint Programs, in a statement. “The Oshkosh JLTV is that solution.”

The JLTV program is currently in Low Rate Initial Production and remains on-schedule, on-budget and is completing reliability and performance test activities as well as logistics supportability evaluations around the country. The program anticipates a Full Rate Production decision in FY19, with the first Army unit equipped by mid-FY19 and both Army and Marine Corps Initial Operating Capability (IOC) in early FY20.

Oshkosh Defense is a provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions.