US Army places order for 248 Oshkosh JLTVs and kits

2 July 2020 (Last Updated July 20th, 2020 10:16)

Oshkosh Defense has secured a $127m order for the delivery of 248 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) and related kits.

US Army places order for 248 Oshkosh JLTVs and kits
The US Army orders 248 Oshkosh Defense JLTVs and associated kits. Credit: Oshkosh Defense, LLC.

Oshkosh Defense has secured a $127m order for the delivery of 248 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) and related kits.

The order was placed by the US Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal.

The company will deliver vehicles for the US Army, US Marine Corps (USMC) and the Department of State.

Since 2015, the company has delivered 7,500 total vehicles to the US Army, USMC, US Air Force and US Navy.

Currently, several other Nato nations, including Lithuania, Slovenia, the UK and Montenegro, are planning to procure the vehicle.

Oshkosh Defense joint programmes vice-president and general manager George Mansfield said: “The JLTV was designed to provide our troops with unmatched mission capabilities.

“And while adversaries, terrains, and tactics have all evolved immensely since the vehicle’s conception, the JLTV’s flexible design allows the light tactical vehicle fleet to evolve at a similar pace.”

The Oshkosh JLTV is designed to offer mobility, transportability and survivability over all types of terrain in all types of weather.

The flexible design of JLTV allows its integration with updated weapons, lasers, sensors, networking and communications.

This helps the troops to effectively defeat evolving enemies and threats and achieve mission success.

So far, Oshkosh has equipped the JLTV with various weapons including Remote Weapon Systems up to 30mm, anti-tank and anti-aircraft missile systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems and Counter-UAV systems.

Separately in February this year, the US Army placed a $407.3m order with Oshkosh Defense for 1,240 JLTVs and associated kits.

As part of the order, the company was expected to supply JLTVs for the USMC, Slovenia and Lithuania and associated kits for the US Army, USMC, Slovenia and Lithuania.