Oshkosh Defense receives $1.69 billion Army order

Posted on Nov 28, 2018 :: Insight on Business, Insight on Manufacturing
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The U.S. Army has placed a $1.69 billion order with Oshkosh Defense, LLC for 6,107 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) and associated installed and packaged kits.

The delivery order marks the 10th order under an August 2015 contract that was awarded to Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corp. company. The JLTV replaces older Army and U.S. Marine vehicles.

“This vehicle represents a technological leap forward that provides enhanced protection and extreme mobility both off-road and in dense urban terrain,” George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of Joint Programs at Oshkosh Defense, said in a press release. “The JLTV is engineered with industry leading suspension and protection systems, as well as the ability to support a spectrum of mission kits and weapon systems required for the modern battlefield.”

To date, Oshkosh Defense has delivered 2.600 vehicles to the U.S. Army.