Oshkosh Defense nets $476 million contract

DOD contract funds seven ordering years of next generation vehicles

Jessica Thiel
Posted by of Insight Publications

The U.S. Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense a contract valued at $476 million to build next-generation medium tactical vehicles.

The firm fixed price requirements contract spans up to seven ordering years for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, and there’s no cap on the number of vehicles the Army may purchase.

Oshkosh Defense has manufactured and sustained more than 150,000 tactical wheeled vehicles for the U.S. Department of Defense and its allies. Oshkosh Defense was first awarded the FMTV contract following a competitive evaluation in 2009 and, to date, has delivered more than 36,000 FMTV trucks and trailers.

Oshkosh Defense submitted the FMTV A2 proposal in response to the U.S. Army’s competitive RFP that required bidders to validate and produce an upgraded FMTV A2 fleet of vehicles with improved payload, underbody protection, ride quality, mobility, engine power, electronics, diagnostics and safety enhancements.

The future generation FMTV A2 will include 16 models and associated trailers capable of carrying payloads ranging from 3-ton to 10-ton and performing a wide range of duties from supporting combat missions, to relief efforts, to logistics and supply operations.

“As the incumbent manufacturer, Oshkosh’s FMTV A2 design features parts commonality that results in streamlined maintenance, training, sustainment and overall cost efficiency for our customer,” Pat Williams, vice president and general manager of Army and Marine Programs at Oshkosh Defense, said in a press release. “Oshkosh is ideally positioned, given its engineering, manufacturing and FMTV experience, to execute the next generation FMTV A2 program, running along the same warm production line that has been building FMTV’s for the last eight years.”