Oshkosh Defense to Build 698 Additional FMTVs for U.S. Army
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
Following a $184 million order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company will produce 698 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) trucks for the U.S. Army. Deliveries will begin in 2016.
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Oshkosh will deliver additional FMTVs to the U.S. Army in 2016. (Photo: Business Wire)
“The Oshkosh FMTV delivers unprecedented durability and reliability while meeting the demands – of the mission and our soldiers on today’s battlefields,” said John Bryant, senior vice president of defense programs at Oshkosh Defense. “The FMTV program is a prime example of how Oshkosh has worked with the U.S. Army to deliver a very successful vehicle program that achieves all of the quality, performance, schedule and cost objectives – and ultimately puts a great truck in the hands of our soldiers, who deserve nothing less.”
Oshkosh began producing FMTVs for the U.S. Army in 2010. Since then, Oshkosh has delivered more than 22,000 trucks and 11,000 trailers including a recent order in December 2014 for 256 FMTVs. The Oshkosh FMTV continues to provide record-setting quality and significant cost savings to the U.S. Army, and was recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense with the 2013 Value Engineering Achievement Award.
The U.S. Army and National Guard rely on the FMTV at home and abroad in tactical and combat operations, relief efforts and unit resupply missions. The Oshkosh FMTV equips soldiers with crew-protecting armor and advanced technologies to provide the versatility, mobility and protection as they perform their missions.
The Oshkosh FMTV is a series of 17 models and 23 configurations ranging from 2.5-ton to 10-ton payloads. Commonality of parts of over 80 percent across chassis variants optimizes logistics efficiency and reduces operational costs. The Long-Term Armor Strategy-compliant cab and other advanced technologies give military personnel the enhanced protection they need to confidently complete their missions.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®,McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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