Oshkosh delivers 10,000th FMTVs to US Army
Oshkosh Defense has announced that it has delivered the 10,000th Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) truck to the US Army less than two years after production began under a contract awarded in October 2009. The company made the announcement 20 August 2012.
The FMTV is used by the US Army and National Guard at home and abroad for tactical and combat operations, relief efforts and unit resupply missions. According to Oshkosh, over the life of the contract, it will deliver upwards of $2 billion in cost savings to the Department of Defense ‘through relatively lower priced vehicles that still offer quality and reliability improvements’.
The Oshkosh FMTV is a series of 17 models and 23 configurations ranging from 2.5-ton to 10-ton payloads. The vehicles feature crew-protecting armour and advanced technologies to provide the capability, versatility, mobility and protection to move troops and supplies, recover vehicles and weapon systems or haul equipment wherever the mission requires.
Commonality of parts of over 80% across chassis variants optimises logistics efficiency and reduces operational costs. The Long-Term Armor Strategy-compliant cab and other advanced technologies give military personnel the enhanced protection they need to confidently complete their missions.
Orders for over 30,000 FMTV trucks and trailers have been received from the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC). The five-year requirements contract for the production of trucks and trailers, as well as support services and training, runs through fiscal year 2014.
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