Oshkosh Defense LLC was awarded a contract modification for 416 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) and 832 kits (includes installed and packaged kits).
The modification, worth around $106 million, was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) located in Warren, Michigan. Fiscal 2016 and 2017 other procurement, Army funds for the amount were obligated at the time of the award.
Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2019.
Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)
Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is a United States military (specifically U.S. Army, USSOCOM, and U.S. Marine Corps) program to part-replace the Humvee with a family of more survivable vehicles with greater payload. The JLTV program was approved in 2006 to begin early studies.
Oshkosh’s L-ATV was selected as the winner of the JLTV program on 25 August 2015 and awarded an initial production contract for up to 16,901 JLTVs.
The JLTV family of vehicles is equipped with the TAK-4i intelligent independent suspension system, which is the next-generation of Oshkosh’s advanced TAK-4 independent suspension system. The TAK-4i system allows the JLTV to deliver superior ride quality at speeds 70 percent faster than today’s top-performing tactical wheeled vehicles. Additionally, the TAK-4i independent suspension system can be raised and lowered using interior operator controls to meet sea, air and land transportability requirements.
JLTV variants are capable of performing armament carrier, utility, command and control (C2),ambulance, reconnaissance and a variety of other tactical and logistic support roles.
Variants of JLTV are:
+ M1278 Heavy Guns Carrier – General Purpose (JLTV-GP)
+ M1279 Utility – Utility (JLTV-UTL)
+ M1280 General Purpose – General Purpose (JLTV-GP)
+ M1281 Close Combat Weapons Carrier – Close Combat Weapons Carrier (JLTV-CCWC)
The JLTV can be air transported internally by a C-130 Hercules, C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III fixed-wing airlifters or externally by CH-47 Chinook and CH-53 Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopters.
Under the U.S. JLTV contract, Oshkosh will produce and deliver up to 17,000 JLTVs for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. The JLTV program is scheduled to achieve full rate production authorization in Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), at which time the vehicle would be available for foreign military sale (FMS) deliveries.