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Oshkosh Defense has won a contract valued $61.8m from the US Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal.

Under the current joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV)  family of vehicles contract, the new modification contract will see the available trailer options increase from 32 to 3,541.

The JLTV- Trailers (JLTV-T) was designed as an integral part of the JLTV Family of Vehicles.

The vehicle, with 18.5in wheel travel and a payload of 5,100lb, will provide similar off-road performance and durability.

With a maximum speed limit of 70mph, the vehicle is integrated with anti-lock braking system (ABS) and has 60in fording capability.

The vehicle is compatible with legacy pintles on High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), Family of Medium Heavy Tactical Vehicle (FMTV), Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT), Logistic Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) and Medium Tactical Vehicle Replacement (MTVR).

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Delivery of the vehicles is expected to commence this year and continue until 2021.

Oshkosh Defense joint programmes vice-president and general manager George Mansfield said: “When it comes to hauling mission-critical equipment, a reliable trailer is just as essential as the vehicle it supports.

“Whether it’s hauling ammunition, weapons, or other supplies, the JLTV-T is the only trailer that can keep pace with the JLTV’s superior speed and off-road mobility.”

Earlier this year, Oshkosh secured delivery orders from the US Army Contracting Command-Warren to upgrade the fleet of heavy tactical vehicles of the US Army.

Under the $346.4m contract, the company will modernise vehicles in the US Army and US Army Reserve FMTV fleets and manufacture new Palletized Load System (PLS) trailers.