Oshkosh receives $592 million JLTV order

By Ethan Sterenfeld / November 29, 2021 at 12:02 PM

Oshkosh Defense has received a $592 million order for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, the Army announced Nov. 24.

The order will include 1,669 JLTVs, 868 trailers for the vehicles and spare parts, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2023, according to the announcement. Vehicles from the order will go to the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and foreign countries.

Brazil, Lithuania, Montenegro and Slovenia will buy a total of 125 vehicles, according to a Nov. 29 Oshkosh press release.

The order will be made with fiscal year 2022 foreign military sales and U.S. military funding, according to the Army announcement. The Army will also use FY-20 funding.

The number of vehicles each service will receive was not available in the Army announcement or the Oshkosh press release.

This is the first of two JLTV orders the Army has planned for FY-22. The second will come in September 2022, after the Army chooses the winner of the JLTV follow-on competition, according to the service’s FY-22 budget request.

The Army purchased fewer trailers in this order than it had planned in its FY-22 budget request. The request said the Army would buy 877 trailers, and that other services would buy more.

Congress has not passed an FY-22 defense appropriations bill, and it is unclear how much the Army will receive for the JLTV program. The House Appropriations defense subcommittee proposed lower funding than the Army request, while its Senate counterpart proposed spending more than the budget request.

Oshkosh executives said last month that they expect JLTV spending to fall in the coming years.