Oshkosh Defense, LLC, has announced that the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal has placed a significant order for their Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV), JLTV trailers, and associated kits. The order, valued at $208 million, includes JLTVs for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force.
The Oshkosh Defense JLTV is a purpose-built, modular vehicle designed to replace the aging uparmored HMMWV fleet. It offers enhanced protection, mobility, and payload capacity while maintaining a high degree of configurability for various mission needs, including weapon systems, protection kits, communications, and other critical equipment. The JLTV can be adapted to more than 100 different mission package configurations without compromising its mobility, protection, or transportability.
Since securing the initial JLTV contract in 2015, Oshkosh Defense has received orders for over 23,000 JLTVs, serving the U.S. Armed Forces and NATO, Allied, and Coalition partners. This achievement has been marked by a relentless commitment to improvement and innovation, with Oshkosh holding more than 125 patents and applications associated with the JLTV family of vehicles and related technologies.
George Mansfield, the Vice President and General Manager of Defense Programs at Oshkosh Defense, expressed pride in the JLTV program’s execution, citing its reputation as a model procurement project due to consistent on-schedule and under-budget production. Oshkosh Defense, renowned for its military vehicle systems, remains dedicated to supporting NATO allies in their modernization efforts and soldier protection. The company has received JLTV orders or commitments from eight international customers and aims to continue providing the proven Oshkosh JLTV through Direct Commercial Sales (DCS).
Mansfield further emphasized Oshkosh Defense’s commitment to partnering with the U.S. Military to develop, test, and advance advanced military technologies. They look forward to further assisting the U.S. Army in their modernization endeavors, including projects like the Robotic Combat Vehicle, Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS), and future programs.
Oshkosh Defense plans to continue JLTV production into Q1FY2025, and their Aftermarket team will provide ongoing service and support for Oshkosh-built JLTVs in the years ahead.