Yesterday, Oshkosh Defense announced that the U.S. Army placed another order for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program, including 748 vehicles and 2,359 installed and packaged kits.
The order valued at more than $195 million, is the fifth order for JLTVs since the contract was awarded in August 2015.
The JLTV program is currently in low rate initial production (LRIP) and remains on-schedule, on-budget and is completing reliability and performance test activities as well as logistics supportability evaluations around the country.
The Oshkosh JLTV features:
- A vehicle 1/3 smaller and 1/3 lighter than the Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle, or M-ATV.
- Off-road speeds 70 percent faster than the Oshkosh M-ATV.
- A modular design.
- Banks 866T, 6.6 Liter Turbo Diesel Engine, based on GM Duramax architecture.
- Fully transportable by air or sea, such as C130, CH-53 and CH-47.
- Network ready and VICTORY compliant.
The program anticipates a full rate production decision in FY19, with the first Army unit equipped by mid-FY19 and both Army and Marine Corps Initial Operating Capability (IOC) in early FY20.