Army JLTV contract won by Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin. Officials at the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) chose Oshkosh Defense to build the the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) under a $6.7 billion contract.

program replaces a large portion of the legacy HMMWV fleet for the Army and Marine Corps with a light tactical vehicle with improved protection and off-road mobility. During the firm fixed price production contract, which includes Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) and Full Rate Production (FRP), Oshkosh officials say they expect to deliver about 17,000 vehicles and sustainment services to the Army.

The JLTV contract won by Oshkosh, an Oshkosh Corp. company, has a base contract award and eight option years covering three years of LRIP and five years of FRP. Oshkosh will begin delivering vehicles to the Army approximately ten months after contract award.

The JLTV family will have two variants -- two-seat and four-seat -- as well as a companion trailer, the JLTV-T. The two seat variant has one base vehicle platform, the Utility (JLTV-UTL). The four seat variant has two base vehicle platforms -- the General Purpose (JLTV-GP) and the Close Combat Weapons Carrier (JLTV-CCWC).

The Oshkosh JLTV has the company's CORE1080 crew protection and TAK-4i independent suspension systems.

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