Oshkosh Defense has today announced the receipt of a new $407.3 million order for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) for the US Marine Corps and Allies.
Press Release, Oshkosh, 17 February 2020: Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced today that the US Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal has placed an order for 1,240 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) and associated kits. This order includes JLTVs for the US Marine Corps (USMC), Slovenia and Lithuania and kits for the US Army, USMC, Slovenia, and Lithuania.
“We work side-by-side with the Joint Program Office to give the military the necessary technological edge to compete with and defeat the most advanced adversaries,” said George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of joint programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Without sacrificing mobility or transportability, the JLTV can accommodate over 100 mission package configurations, a true testament to its agility and modularity.”
The Oshkosh JLTV is the only light tactical vehicle with the protection and extreme off-road mobility to manoeuvre with combat formations against great power adversaries. The vehicle’s digital architecture allows incorporation of advances in weapons, lasers, sensors, networking, and communications. It is designed to meet the requirements for the threats faced today and the decades to come. Additionally, foreign interest in the highly capable JLTV platform continues to grow. The award includes orders for JLTVs to Slovenia and JLTVs to Lithuania through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) process.
“We are proud of our vehicle and proud of this program,” continued Mansfield. “The JLTV stands out as one of the few major programs delivering on its promises – it is on time, on budget, and delivering against all program requirements. Our mission is to enable the brave men and women of our Armed Forces and our allies to complete their missions and return home safely.”