Oshkosh lands additional JLTV contract

By Nickolai Sukharev / November 6, 2023 at 9:17 AM

Oshkosh's production of the military's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle will continue following another contract from the Army, the Defense Department announced Friday.

Worth $208 million, Oshkosh will produce the JLTV for the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force by an estimated completion date of Sept. 25, 2025.

Oshkosh received an earlier $31 million contract for JLTVs in September.

The contract follows a request for information for a Mobile Long Range Precision Strike Missile designed to be carried on the JTLV and Army’s forthcoming electric Light Reconnaissance Vehicle.

Intended 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 transport cargo.

To reduce fuel consumption and minimize engine noise, the JLTV will also feature lithium-ion batteries.

Last month, Oshkosh announced a decrease in sales after losing the next JLTV production contract to AM General. Earlier in June, the Government Accountability Office denied Oshkosh’s protest of the Army’s decision.

The Army is slated to procure 2,601 JLTVs in fiscal year 2024, according to budget documents.

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