The US Army Contracting Command (ACC) has awarded four additional orders valued at $159.6m to Oshkosh Defense for the development and delivery of 771 family of medium tactical vehicles (FMTVs).

Oshkosh Defense Army and Marine Corps Programmes vice-president and general manager Pat Williams said: “Oshkosh is eager to continue delivering on army and airforce requirements for a well-protected, versatile vehicle that supports a broad range of missions, both at home and abroad.”

In 2009, the company was first awarded the FMTV A1P2 contract for the supply of the vehicles to the army.

Williams added: “With the most recent award, Oshkosh will surpass production of the 28,000th vehicle under the current A1P2 contract.”

"With the most recent award, Oshkosh will surpass production of the 28,000th vehicle under the current A1P2 contract."

The new-generation of Oshkosh FMTVs comprises 17 models, which range from 2.5t to 10t payloads, allowing the vehicle to carry out a wide range of missions, in addition to supporting combat missions, relief efforts and logistics and supply operations.

The vehicles are capable of seamlessly integrating technologies required on the battlefield and to support US Homeland Security.

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The FMTVs feature a parts commonality of more than 80%, resulting in streamlined maintenance, training, sustainment and overall cost efficiency for the US Army, the Army Reserves, the National Guard and the US Air Force (USAF).

In September last year, Oshkosh Defense secured an order worth $260.1m for the delivery of additional 1,065 FMTV vehicles under ‘Order Year Eight’.

The modification order was placed by the US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) to establish the eighth, ninth and tenth Order Years’ pricing under the A1P2 contract at an estimated value of $466m.