Over 7,500 Vehicles Delivered To Date
Oshkosh Defense announced on 1 July that the US Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, has ordered an additional 248 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) and associated kits. The order is valued at $127 million (€113 million) and includes 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,” commented George Mansfield, VP 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.”
One such example of the JLTV’s flexibility is its capability to accept any number of advances in weapons, lasers, sensors, networking and communications. To date, Oshkosh has successfully integrated multiple weapons on the JLTV, such as remote weapon systems up to 30mm calibre, anti-tank and anti-aircraft missile systems, UAS and counter-UAS systems. These systems on the JLTV offer both the protection and the highly reliable defence technologies needed for troops to defeat near-peer adversaries.
A total of over 7,500 vehicles have been delivered to the US armed forces since the production contract was awarded in 2015. Additionally, foreign interest in the JLTV continues to grow. Several NATO countries have publicly expressed interest in procuring the vehicle, including Lithuania, Slovenia, the United Kingdom and Montenegro.