U.S. Army places $106 million order for JLTVs

OSHKOSH, Wis. Oshkosh Defense has won a $106 million order for 416 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) and associated installed and packaged kits.

The JLTV program expects that the first Army unit will receive the JLTVs by mid-fiscal 2019 and believes that the Army and Marine Corps will achieve initial operating capability in early fiscal 2020.

The Oshkosh JLTV is fully compliant with the U.S. Army's modular Long Term Armor Strategy (LTAS), which enables the Army to reduce unnecessary wear and tear on the armor by removing it when not needed; allows the service to upgrade armor protection in the future; and enabling users to transfer armor from unit to unit, making armor requirements affordable by pooling assets versus buying armor for a single vehicle.