Oshkosh Defense LLC this week has drawn two new U.S. Army contracts totaling $451 million, for Medium Tactical Vehicle trucks and Joint Light Tactical Vehicles. The Wisconsin company, an Oshkosh Corp. (IW500/163) subsidiary, manufactures heavy-, medium-, light-, and highly protected military vehicles for military and security forces around the world.
The larger order, for $409 million, concerns calls for Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, a $409 million contract to produce 1,661 FMTV (“family of medium tactical vehicle”) trucks and 31 trailers, under Order Year 7 of the current FMTV contract. Deliveries will continue through July 2018.
The current generation FMTV A1P2 involves 17 models ranging from 2.5-ton to 10-ton payloads, so the core vehicle design can be adapted to perform a range of missions, and to support combat missions, relief efforts and logistics and supply operations. These vehicles have “80% parts commonality,” which streamlines maintenance, training, and overall cost efficiency for the U.S. Army, Army Reserves, National Guard, and U.S. Air Force.