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Oshkosh Defense Celebrates Production of 20,000th JLTV

US Screaming Eagles replen with ammo, water and food from a two-door Oshkosh JLTV towing a bowser during an evening lull in KEVADTORM 2023 Combat Day 2 action in Estonia [© Bob Morrison]

Oshkosh Defense LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced today the production of the 20,000th Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).

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Press Release, Oshkosh WI, 01 June 2023: Oshkosh Defense LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced today the production of the 20,000th Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).

The production of the 20,000th JLTV is a testament to the tremendous capabilities of the Oshkosh team and their commitment to serve the US Armed Forces by providing the most capable tactical wheeled vehicles.

Oshkosh Defense team members celebrate 20,000th JLTV [© Oshkosh]

“Just a little over two years ago, we were celebrating our 10,000th JLTV rolling off our production line, said Tim Bleck, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense. “That means that despite a global pandemic, and some of the most severe supply chain challenges we’ve ever seen, we’ve continued to demonstrate that Oshkosh has what it takes to deliver the JLTV to the customer again and again.”

US Army JLTV operationally deployed to Romania, May 2022 [© Bob Morrison]

Delivering vehicles on time and on budget has been a priority for the Oshkosh Defense team since winning the initial contract in 2015. “The continued success of the JLTV programme can clearly be credited to Oshkosh’s warm production line, optimised manufacturing processes, robust supply chain, and our world-class team,” Bleck concluded.

Library image of an Oshkosh-built JLTV at Millbrook Proving Ground in the UK [© Bob Morrison]

Oshkosh Defense awaits a decision from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding its protest of the JLTV follow-on contract and its significant concerns regarding the evaluation of financial, technical, and manufacturing capabilities.

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