Oshkosh Defense announced on June 1 that the US Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal has placed an order for 248 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) and associated kits worth $127 million.
As announced by the company, the latest contract modification includes vehicles for the US Army, US Marine Corps and the Department of State.
The contract follows a larger, $803 million JLTV order from December 2019. In June this year, the company also received a US Army contract worth $61.8 million to build thousands of trailers for the vehicles.
To date, Oshkosh has successfully integrated multiple weapons on the JLTV such as remote weapon systems up to 30mm, anti-tank missile systems, anti-aircraft missile systems, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems, and counter-UAV systems.
“The JLTV was designed to provide our troops with unmatched mission capabilities,” said George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of joint programs for Oshkosh Defense. “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.”
Over 7,500 total vehicles have been delivered to the US Army, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, and US Navy since the production contract was awarded in 2015. The company has also received contracts to deliver the vehicles to Montenegro, Lithuania and Slovenia.