Oshkosh Defense announced that the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) has placed four additional orders for a total of 771 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), valued at $159.6 million.
“Oshkosh is eager to continue delivering on Army and Air Force requirements for a well protected, versatile vehicle that supports a broad range of missions, both at home and abroad,” said Pat Williams, vice president and general manager of Army and Marine Corps programs at Oshkosh Defense. “With the most recent award, Oshkosh will surpass production of the 28,000th vehicle under the current A1P2 contract.”
Oshkosh Defense was first awarded the FMTV A1P2 contract in 2009. The current generation FMTV is comprised of 17 models ranging from 2.5-ton to 10-ton payloads, enabling the vehicle to perform a wide range of missions, and to support combat missions, relief efforts and logistics and supply operations.
The Oshkosh FMTV seamlessly integrates technologies needed on the battlefield and in support of Homeland Security. The vehicles feature a parts commonality of more than 80 percent, resulting in streamlined maintenance, training, sustainment and overall cost efficiency for the U.S. Army, Army Reserves, National Guard and U.S. Air Force.
Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV)
Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles is a series of vehicles, based on a common chassis, that vary by payload and mission requirements. The vehicle is derived from the Austrian military Steyr 12 M 18 truck, but substantially modified to meet U.S. Army requirements, these including a minimum 50 per cent U.S. content.
There were originally 17 variants, four 2.5 U.S. ton payload variants designated Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) and 13 variants with a 5 U.S. ton payload, these designated Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV).
Since the first FMTVs were fielded in January 1996 the family has been expanded and the overall design enhanced considerably.
The vehicle was originally manufactured by Stewart and Stevenson (1996-2006), then by Armor Holdings (2006-2007), then by what is now BAE Systems Platforms & Services until 2011. It is currently manufactured by Oshkosh Corporation. On 13 October 2016 the U.S. Army solicited proposals for the FMTV A2 rebuy competition.