U.S. Army orders 148 Oshkosh Defense FMTV medium tactical vehicles

U.S. Army Contracting Command – Warren (ACC-WRN) has placed two additional orders for a total of 148 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) valued at more than $36 million from Oshkosh Defense, the company announced on Sept. 27.

“Our soldiers rely on the Oshkosh FMTV vehicle every day, at home and abroad, for both combat and relief missions,” said Pat Williams, Oshkosh Defense Vice President and General Manager of Army and Marine Corps programs. “As we’ve witnessed recently during domestic hurricane relief efforts, our service members rely on the highly capable Oshkosh FMTV to positively impact the lives of our citizens and their communities, whenever and wherever they are needed.”

Oshkosh Defense was first awarded the FMTV A1P2 requirements contract by the U.S. Army in 2009, which currently authorizes FMTV orders through August 25, 2019. Today’s announced orders were placed under Order Year 8 of the FMTV A1P2 contract, and are in addition to an order announced on September 21, 2017 for 1,065 FMTV vehicles at a value of $260.1 million.

To date, Oshkosh Defense has delivered more than 36,200 FMTV trucks and trailers. Today, the Oshkosh FMTV can be seen around the world, supporting the missions of the U.S. Army and the National Guard, as well as international allies overseas.

Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV)

Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) is a series of vehicles, based on a common chassis, that vary by payload and mission requirements. The FMTV 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 FMTV 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 FMTV 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.

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