Oshkosh Receives Fifth Order for JLTVs
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Oshkosh Defense LLC, an Oshkosh Corp. company, has received an order from that the U.S. Army for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program, including 748 vehicles and 2,359 installed and packaged kits, the company announced in an Aug. 1 release. The order, valued at more than $195 million, is the fifth order for JLTVs since the contract was awarded in August 2015.
“Soldiers and Marines need a reliable, transportable, and protected mobility solution that balances payload, protection and performance,” said Dave Diersen, Oshkosh Defense vice president and general manager of Joint Programs. “The Oshkosh JLTV is that solution.”
The JLTV program is currently in Low-Rate Initial Production and remains on-schedule, on-budget and is completing reliability and performance test activities as well as logistics supportability evaluations around the country. The program anticipates a Full-Rate Production decision in fiscal 2019, with the first Army unit equipped by mid-2019, and both Army and Marine Corps Initial Operating Capability in early 2020.