Oshkosh Defense gets $476 million contract from U.S. Army

Freeman Staff

Feb. 9, 2018

OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, a part of the Oshkosh Corporation, announced that the U.S. Army has awarded it a contract worth about $476 million for tactical vehicles.

According to the announcement, the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command has awarded Oshkosh Defense a firm fixed price requirements contract spanning up to seven ordering years for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles A2 variant.

“We are honored that the U.S. Army has selected Oshkosh Defense as the winner of the FMTV A2 production contract,” said Pat Williams, vice president and general manager of Army and Marine Corps Programs at Oshkosh Defense, in a statement. “With the Oshkosh FMTV A2, our troops are getting the safest, most capable, and reliable FMTV this program has ever seen. We are fully prepared to build the next generation fleet of exceptional, cost-effective FMTVs to serve our troops in future missions.”

Oshkosh Defense has manufactured more than 150,000 Tactical Wheeled Vehicles for the U.S. DoD and its allies. The company first received the FMTV contract after a competitive evaluation in 2009. To date, Oshkosh Defense has delivered more than 36,000 FMTV trucks and trailers.

“As the incumbent manufacturer, Oshkosh’s FMTV A2 design features parts commonality that results in streamlined maintenance, training, sustainment and overall cost efficiency for our customer,” Williams said. “Oshkosh is ideally positioned, given its engineering, manufacturing and FMTV experience, to execute the next generation FMTV A2 program, running along the same warm production line that has been building FMTV’s for the last eight years.”

The future generation FMTV A2 to be provided by Oshkosh will be comprised of 16 models and associated trailers capable of carrying payloads ranging from 3-ton to 10-ton, and performing a wide range of duties from supporting combat missions, to relief efforts, to logistics and supply operations.