The US Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense a $61.8 million contract modification to increase the number of trailers that will be built for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) family.
The modification brings the total number of trailers to be built from 32 to 3,541. The JLTV trailer was designed as an integral part of the JLTV family of vehicles.
“When it comes to hauling mission critical equipment, a reliable trailer is just as essential as the vehicle it supports,” said George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of joint programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Whether it’s hauling ammunition, weapons, or other supplies, the JLTV-T is the only trailer that can keep pace with the JLTV’s superior speed and off-road mobility.”
JLTV trailer deliveries are expected to begin this year and continue through 2021.
The 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. The vehicles come with integrated C4ISR capabilities and have a payload of 2,313 kg in the two-door configuration, and 1,587 kg in four-door configuration.
The US Armed Forces are buying the JLTV as a replacement for the Humvee (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) that entered service in the 1980s.