US Army awards $476m contract to buy FMTV A2 variant

12 February 2018 (Last Updated February 12th, 2018 12:49)

The US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) has awarded a new contract for the procurement of the family of medium tactical vehicles (FMTV) A2 variant.

US Army awards $476m contract to buy FMTV A2 variant
Oshkosh’s FMTV A2 vehicle. Credit: Business Wire.

The US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) has awarded a new contract for the procurement of a fleet of medium tactical vehicles (FMTV) A2 variant.

The $476m firm-fixed-price requirements contract is expected to run for a period of seven ordering years. It will enable the army to purchase any number of vehicles.

Under the deal, Oshkosh Defense will be responsible for providing the US Army with a fleet of future-generation FMTV A2. The fleet includes 16 models and associated trailers with payload carrying capacity ranging from three tonnes to ten tonnes.

Once delivered, the vehicles will be deployed by the army to carry out a wide range of operations, including supporting combat missions, relief efforts, and logistics and supply missions.

“Oshkosh’s FMTV A2 design features parts commonality that results in streamlined maintenance, training, sustainment and overall cost efficiency for our customer.”

Oshkosh Defense Army and Marine Corps Programmes vice-president and general manager Pat Williams said: “With the Oshkosh FMTV A2, our troops are getting the safest, most capable, and reliable FMTV this programme has ever seen.

“We are fully prepared to build the next generation fleet of exceptional, cost-effective FMTVs to serve our troops in future missions.”

Williams added: “As the incumbent manufacturer, Oshkosh’s FMTV A2 design features parts commonality that results in streamlined maintenance, training, sustainment and overall cost efficiency for our customer.”

The contract has been awarded following an FMTV A2 proposal submitted by the company in response to the US Army’s competitive request for proposal (RFP) that called for bidders to validate and develop an upgraded FMTV A2 fleet of vehicles.

The modernised fleet would be overhauled with enhanced payload, underbody protection, ride quality, mobility, engine power, electronics, diagnostics and safety upgrades.

To date, the company has built and sustained more than 150,000 tactical wheeled vehicles for the US Department of Defense (DoD) and its allies.