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US Army orders 258 more JLTVs

2nd January 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Oshkosh Defense has received an order worth $100.1 million from the US Army to deliver 258 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs).

This is the seventh order under the JLTV programme since the contract was awarded in August 2015. The order also includes installed and packaged kits for the vehicles.

The JLTV programme is replacing the US Army and US Marine Corps HMMWV fleet. The programme expects to receive a Full Rate Production decision in 2019, and both army and marine corps Initial Operating Capability in 2020.

Dave Diersen, vice president and general manager of joint programs at Oshkosh Defense, said:  ‘Over time, we are confident that there will be opportunities to expand this powerful vehicle platform to include new variants and configuration.

‘The JLTV programme was designed to provide a new generation of protection, mobility and network capability. We also see significant international market potential for allies requiring a tactical wheeled vehicle proven to provide the ballistic protection of a light tank, the underbody protection of an Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected -class vehicle, the network capability of a mobile command centre and the off-road mobility of a Baja racer.’

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