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Oshkosh lands $803 million order for 2,721 JLTVs

US Marines drive JLTVs at White Beach, California. Photo: US Marine Corps

The Pentagon has awarded Oshkosh Defense an $803.9 million contract for the production and delivery of 2,721 joint light tactical vehicles (JLTVs).

Oshkosh anticipates additional orders from the US Army Contracting Command within this fiscal year.

This order includes JLTVs for the US Army, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, and US Navy. It also includes vehicles for the country of Montenegro via foreign military sale (FMS).

A total of 30 JLTVs under the order will be delivered to Montenegro, among the first NATO allies to receive the vehicle.

The Oshkosh JLTVs are air-transportable (CH-47 and CH-53 helicopters; C-130, C-5, C-17 and A400 Cargo fixed-wing aircraft) and can be delivered in a multitude of versions ranging from general purpose to heavy guns carrier. Montenegro is equipping its JLTVs with Elbit-developed remote controlled weapon stations.

“As the threats on today’s modern battlefield continue to evolve, our warfighters need a highly capable light tactical vehicle that is uniquely suited for mission adaptability,” said George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of joint programs for Oshkosh Defense. “The JLTV can accommodate over 100 different mission package configurations without sacrificing mobility or transportability.”