Oshkosh Defense says the U.S. Army has placed a $1.69 billion order for 6,107 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) and associated installed and packaged kits. This order marks the tenth order a contract that was awarded to Oshkosh in August 2015.
The JLTV is said to be engineered with industry leading suspension and protection systems, and the ability to support many mission kits and weapon systems. JLTV fills a “capability gap” for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy up-armored HMMWV fleet with a modern light protected vehicle.
“This vehicle represents a technological leap forward that provides enhanced protection and extreme mobility both off-road and in dense urban terrain,” claimed George Mansfield, Vice President and General Manager of Joint Programs at Oshkosh Defense.
To date, Oshkosh has delivered more than 2,600 vehicles. Oshkosh expects a Full Rate Production decision in December 2018, followed by first Army unit equipped in early 2019.