Army awards $141M contract to Oshkosh Defense for medium tactical trucks, trailers

By Dan Schere / January 17, 2023 at 4:27 PM

(Editor’s note: This story has been updated with additional information from Oshkosh Defense.)

The Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense a $141 million contract for A2 medium tactical trucks and medium tactical trailers, according to a Defense Department notice.

The contract includes an order of 414 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles and 56 FMTV trailers, according to a press release Oshkosh issued on Wednesday.

Oshkosh’s medium tactical vehicles and vehicle systems are used for ammunition resupply, maintenance and recover, engineer support missions, troop transport and combat support in tactical environments, among other purposes, according to the company’s website.

The FMTV A2 is a modernized version of a previous FMTV that offers increased force protection, more payload capacity, better off-road mobility and an upgraded electrical system, according to the company. Pat Williams, the chief program officer for Oshkosh Defense, said in a statement Wednesday that the company has worked with the Army to refine the FMTV A2 since being awarded a production contract in 2018.

“We’re confident that we are delivering the best performing medium tactical vehicle in the world,” he said.

The contract announcement, posted Friday afternoon, states that bids were solicited online and two were received. The estimated completion date is Nov. 30, 2024.

According to Oshkosh, the company has received orders for 1,412 FMTV A2s and 800 FMTV trailers to date.