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Oshkosh Defense gets $591M to deliver JLTVs to Brazil, other allies

JLTV demonstration
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The US Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense a $591.6 million contract modification for the delivery of an additional 1,669 Joint Light Tactical Vehicle trucks and 868 JLTV trailers to the US armed forces and international partners.

The latest modification includes orders for Brazil, whose naval command said earlier this year it is planning the purchase of 48 JLTVs in addition to the 12 already procured. The first 12 units ordered under a contract from October 2020 are scheduled for delivery in 2022.

Other international customers include Slovenia, Montenegro and Lithuania.

Slovenia received the first 38 vehicles earlier this year and signed agreements with the US for another 37 JLTVs in September. The Slovenian defense ministry plans to buy up to 99 additional JLTV 4x4s.

Another international customer included in the November 24 contract modification is Lithuania, which received the first 50 of a total of 200 JLTVs in August this year.

The order will also see Oshkosh Defense perform work on JLTVs for Montenegro, the first European customer of the Humvee successor.

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.