Oshkosh submits proposal for US Army's FMTV A2 programme


Oshkosh Defense has submitted a proposal for the US Army's family of medium tactical vehicles (FMTV) A2 programme.

The company has offered its FMTV A2 design in response to the US Army’s competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) for FMTV A2 firm fixed price and cost-plus-fixed-fee requirements contract.

Oshkosh Defense Army and Marine Corps Programs vice-president and general manager Pat Williams said: “As the missions change, so should the vehicles built to support those missions.

“With our proposed FMTV A2 design, Oshkosh leverages its vast experience manufacturing and providing support to FMTV vehicles under the current FMTV A1P2 programme.”

The US Army is seeking bidders for the production of an upgraded FMTV A2 fleet of vehicles with enhancements to payload, underbody protection, ride quality, mobility, engine power, electronics, diagnostics, and safety.

Under the contract, the army can purchase more than 2,400 trucks and 1,200 underbody kits.

"With our proposed FMTV A2 design, Oshkosh leverages its vast experience manufacturing and providing support to FMTV vehicles under the current FMTV A1P2 programme."

In addition, upgraded vehicles for test and logistics development could be delivered as soon as 450 days after the contract award, which is expected to take place next year.

The future-generation FMTV A2 is said to include 16 models and associated trailers capable of carrying payloads ranging from 3t to 10t.

It will also have the ability to perform a wide range of duties, ranging from supporting combat missions to logistics and supply operations.

The Oshkosh FMTV A2 will contribute to the streamlined maintenance, training, sustainment and overall cost efficiency for the US Army, Army Reserves, National Guard, and Air Force.


Image: Oshkosh Defense was first awarded the FMTV contract in 2009 and, to date, has delivered more than 35,000 FMTV trucks and trailers. Photo: courtesy of Oshkosh Defense.