Oshkosh awarded additional JLTV contract

By Nickolai Sukharev / September 25, 2023 at 9:15 AM

The Army has awarded Oshkosh an additional contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the Defense Department announced Friday.

Costing $31.1 million, Oshkosh will produce the JLTV at the company's facility in Oshkosh, WI, by June 30, 2025, the announcement says.

The award follows previous contracts announced in August.

Designed to replace a portion of the Army’s humvees, the JLTV is a family of four wheeled trucks designed to transport personnel and payloads across the full range of military operations.

The JLTV has a four-seat combat tactical variant and two-seat combat support variant. The combat tactical variant has subvariants with a machine gun turret and a cargo hold designed to carry heavier weapons. The combat support variant is designed to haul cargo or shelters.

The JLTV will also feature lithium-ion batteries to reduce fuel consumption and minimize engine noise.

In June, the Government Accountability Office denied Oshkosh’s protest of the Army’s decision to award the next production phase of the JLTV to AM General.

The Army is slated to procure 49,099 JLTVs, according to service budget documents for fiscal year 2024.

The Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force will also procure smaller portions of JLTVs.