Oshkosh Defense Receives Order for 248 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles

The design of the vehicle enables the fleet to evolve in line with adversaries, terrains, and tactics, a senior executive says

Oshkosh Defense announced that the US Army Contracting Command has placed an order for 248 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) and associated kits valued at $127 million, including vehicles for the US Army, US Marine Corps and the Department of State.

“The JLTV was designed to provide our troops with unmatched mission capabilities,” said George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of joint programs for Oshkosh Defense. “And while adversaries, terrains, and tactics have all evolved immensely since the vehicle’s conception, the JLTV’s flexible design allows the light tactical vehicle fleet to evolve at a similar pace.”

To date, Oshkosh has integrated multiple weapons on the JLTV such as remote weapon systems up to 30mm, anti-tank missile systems, anti-aircraft missile systems, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems, and Counter-UAV systems. These systems on the JLTV offer both the protection and the highly reliable defense technologies needed for troops to defeat near-peer adversaries.

Over 7,500 total vehicles have been delivered to the US Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Navy since the production contract was awarded in 2015. Additionally, several NATO countries have publicly expressed interest in procuring the vehicle, including Lithuania, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, and Montenegro.