Oshkosh Defense wins contract modification for 258 joint light tactical vehicles (JLTV)

Oshkosh Defense was awarded a contract modification, worth around $100 million, for 258 joint light tactical vehicles (JLTV) and 1,727 kits.

The modification was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) located in Warren, Michigan.

Fiscal 2017 and 2018 other procurement (Army); procurement (Marine Corps); and Office of Chief Army Reserve funds for the amount were obligated at the time of the award.

The contract work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of May 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.

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