Oshkosh Defense will produce 698 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) trucks, following a $184 million order from the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC).
The company announced today that the deliveries will begin in 2016.
“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 US 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 per cent 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 complete their missions.