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Oshkosh Defense ships first FMTV trucks, trailers to US Army

28th May 2010 - 08:59 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, has shipped its first Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) trucks and trailers to the US Army.  The vehicles left the company’s Oshkosh, Wis. campus yesterday – ahead of schedule.

“These Oshkosh vehicles represent a major milestone for the FMTV program, and exemplify our history of meeting commitments to the US Army,” said Mike Ivy, vice president and general manager, Army Programs, Oshkosh Defense.  “We’ve leveraged our proven manufacturing expertise and a substantial pre-award program investment to ensure that all of our customer’s requirements and original schedules are met.  We look forward to delivering these mission-critical vehicles to our country’s Warfighters.”

Two FMTV variants and trailers for both vehicles are being delivered.  The Oshkosh FMTVs feature the Long-Term Armor Strategy (LTAS)-compliant cab solution.  “We are pleased to do all we can to advance the safety and protection of our Warfighters,” added Ivy. 

According to the US Army’s original FMTV program timeline, Oshkosh Defense will begin delivering production units in October 2010. Production deliveries under existing orders run through December 2011. To date, Oshkosh has received orders to deliver 5,209 FMTV trucks and trailers.

The five-year FMTV contract is for the production of an estimated 23,000 vehicles and trailers, as well as support services and training. The FMTV is a series of 17 models and 23 variants ranging from 2.5-ton to 10-ton payloads. Vehicles feature a parts commonality of more than 80 percent, resulting in streamlined maintenance, training, sustainment and overall cost efficiency for the US Army.

Source: Oshkosh

 

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