US Army awards contract for additional FMTVs
Oshkosh Defense has received $75 million in orders to deliver 354 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) A1P2 trucks and trailers to the US Army, the company announced on 27 February.
The orders have been placed by the US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command.
The current generation FMTV A1P2 is comprised of 17 models ranging from 2.5t to 10t payloads. The vehicles provide support for a wide range of missions including combat, relief efforts and logistics and supply operations.
Pat Williams, vice president and general manager of the US Army and US Marine Corps programmes for Oshkosh Defense, said: ‘Whether it’s moving troops and supplies, recovering vehicles and weapon systems or hauling equipment, the highly capable FMTV has proven itself time and time again to be a reliable asset for the US Army. Together with the US Army, we have established a robust FMTV programme.’
The first FMTV A1P2 contract was awarded to Oshkosh in 2009 and the company has delivered more than 38,100 trucks and trailers to date.
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