US-based company Oshkosh Defense has received a follow-on contract to provide additional Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) and JLTV-Trailer (JLTV-T) for the US armed forces.

The estimated value of this modification contract is approximately $543m. It has been awarded by the US Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal, Michigan.

As part of this contract option, the company will deliver as many as 1,681 JLTVs and 618 JLTV-Ts along with the packaged and installed kits for the vehicles.

The vehicles will be used by the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps (USMC) and the Air Force.

According to a US Department of Defense’s recent announcement, the contract has been awarded to exercise the available options to field additional JTLV family of vehicles for the US military forces.

The DoD informed that the contract related work will be carried out by Oshkosh Defense at its facility in Wisconsin, US.

The performance period of the new award is until July 2024.

Oshkosh Defense Joint Programme vice-president and general manager George Mansfield said: “Oshkosh has spent the past eight years optimising its manufacturing and design processes and building a robust supply chain with maximised efficiencies.

“As we prepare for the follow-on contract award to be announced in early 2023, Oshkosh is in a great position to continue providing the best JLTV solution today and for many years to come.”

The initial award for purchasing JLTVs was competitively secured by Oshkosh Defense in 2015.

So far, the company has manufactured more than 18,500 JLTVs and delivered over 50 vehicles to the military forces of the US and other nations.

Last year in November, Oshkosh received a similar $591.61m follow-on order to deliver JLTV for US military and its international allies.