Oshkosh Defense awarded a $208 million contract to deliver JLTVs

Oshkosh Defense, a defense contractor based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has secured a $208 million contract modification to produce Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs).

This development underscores the company’s role in providing military vehicles for the US Armed Forces.

The $208 million contract modification is for the production of joint light tactical vehicles, a component of modern military operations.

Work is scheduled to take place in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of September 25, 2025.

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Funding for this project includes 2023 Air Force European Deterrence Initiative funds, fiscal 2023 and 2024 procurement from the Air Force, fiscal 2023 and 2024 procurement from the Marine Corps, and other fiscal 2024 procurement from the Army. These funds, totaling $208 million, were made available at the time of contract award.

The US Army Corps of Engineers, based in Detroit, Michigan, oversees the contracting activities.

Oshkosh Defense has been awarded contracts to provide the US military with additional joint light tactical vehicles. One of the most recent contracts received had an estimated value of $84.9 million. This announcement followed another $543 million contract for JLTVs and JLTV-Trailers awarded by the US Army.

Lithuania is also set to boost its military capabilities by procuring an additional 300 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles from Oshkosh Defense. This new contract complements the initial 200 JLTVs signed between Lithuania and the US Department of Defense in 2019.

The JLTVs, designed for high safety and crew effectiveness in reconnaissance and support operations, will be deployed to the Iron Wolf and Griffin brigades of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and the national Rapid Reaction Force, enhancing the country’s defense capabilities and enhancing interoperability with the US military .

In May of last year, Lockheed Martin successfully integrated the Spike Non-Line-of-Sight missile system into the Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicle on behalf of the US Special Operations Command. Spike NLOS is an electro-optical/infrared missile system with a range of up to 32km and is designed for precision strikes.

Read the original at Defence247.gr

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