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December 2, 2020

Oshkosh Defense wins $911m order from US Army to deliver 2,738 JLTVs

Oshkosh Defense has secured a $911m contract from the US Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, to deliver 2,738 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs).

Oshkosh Defense has secured a $911m contract from the US Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, to deliver 2,738 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs).

The contract represents the second-largest order of Oshkosh Defense JLTVs with the supply of 1,001 companion trailers and associated kits.

As part of the order, 59 vehicles will be delivered to a group of Nato and non-Nato allies comprising Lithuania, North Macedonia and Brazil.

The remaining JLTVs are for four US Military branches, the US Army, US Navy, US Marine Corps and US Air Force.

Oshkosh Defense vice-president and Joint Programs general manager George Mansfield said: “The men and women of Oshkosh Defense take great pride in what they do.

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“Designing, building, and delivering the world’s most capable light tactical vehicle, the Oshkosh JLTV, is one of our greatest accomplishments. And we plan to continue building the Oshkosh JLTV for many years to come.”

The Oshkosh Defense JLTV is designed as a light combat tactical vehicle to meet future battlefield requirements.

According to the company, the vehicle is fully integrated with C4ISR capabilities and offers protection, off-road mobility and firepower options to armed forces.

The JLTV is available in four-variants and can be transported on helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and amphibious vehicles.

In October, Oshkosh Defense secured a contract to deliver 322 JLTVs to the Belgium Defence Forces. The contract involves the delivery Oshkosh Defense Command and Liaison Vehicles (CLV), a JLTV variant equipped with Belgian communication systems.

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