Oshkosh wins $888M JLTV contract

By Ethan Sterenfeld / December 1, 2020 at 4:29 PM

The Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense an $888 million contract to build thousands of additional Joint Light Tactical Vehicles through October 2022.

The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines will purchase 2,679 vehicles, along with 1,001 trailers and 6,725 kits, according to a Nov. 30 Defense Department announcement.

The contract will use procurement funding from fiscal year 2019, FY-20 and FY-21, according to the announcement. Oshkosh will manufacture the vehicles in Oshkosh, WI.

In October, the Army announced it would buy more vehicles from Oshkosh before a scheduled re-compete in FY-22. JLTV prices have been lower than initial government cost estimates, and the Army said it would hit the original contract's vehicle option ceiling in the first quarter of FY-21.

The Army plans to replace half of its humvee fleet with 49,099 JLTVs, but the service extended the procurement timeline to 2,042 in the FY-21 budget request to free up money for other priorities.

Oshkosh was also awarded a $23 million contract Nov. 30 to build JLTVs and kits for Brazil, Lithuania and North Macedonia. Work for that contract is expected to be completed by Oct. 31, 2022.

Those three countries will receive a total of 59 vehicles under the contract, according to an Oshkosh statement.