U.S. Army Detroit Arsenal Places $208M Order for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles

The U.S. Army Contracting Command — Detroit Arsenal in Warren has placed a $208-million order for Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV), trailers (JLTV-T), and associated packaged and installed kits.
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The JLTV, being built by Oshkosh Defense, was designed to replace the aging Humvee. // Photo courtesy of Oshkosh Defense

The U.S. Army Contracting Command — Detroit Arsenal in Warren has placed a $208-million order for Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV), trailers (JLTV-T), and associated packaged and installed kits.

The order includes JLTVs for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Air Force.

The JLTV was designed to replace the aging up-armored HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvee) fleet with a vehicle providing better protection, mobility, and a greater payload capacity.

The Oshkosh Defense JLTV filled the replacement request with a purpose-built modular design that offers weapon systems, protection kits, communications, and other critical equipment. It can accommodate more than 100 different mission package configurations without sacrificing mobility, protection, or transportability, the company states.

Since winning the initial JLTV contract in 2015, Oshkosh Defense has received orders for more than 23,000 JLTVs for the U.S. Armed Forces and NATO, Allied, and Collation partners. Throughout the program, Oshkosh Defense focused on continuous improvement and innovation, as reflected by more than 125 patents and applications that Oshkosh holds associated with the JLTV family of vehicles and related technologies.

“We spent the last decade committed to learning, improving processes, establishing a robust supply chain, as well as a world-class team of experts to design and produce the most reliable light tactical vehicle in the industry,” says George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of defense programs at Oshkosh Defense.

Oshkosh Defense has received JLTV orders or commitments from eight international customers and intends to continue making the Oshkosh JLTV available through Direct Commercial Sales (DCS).

“Oshkosh Defense has partnered with the U.S. Military for decades to develop, test, and evolve advanced military technologies. We look forward to further supporting the U.S. Army in their modernization efforts, including the Robotic Combat Vehicle, Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS), and future programs,” Mansfield adds.

Oshkosh Defense plans to produce JLTVs into early 2025. The Oshkosh Defense Aftermarket team will continue to service and support Oshkosh-built JLTVs, as well.

Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corp. employs some 15,000 team members worldwide. The company’s products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG, Honowa, Pierce, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh Defense, McNeilus, IMT, Jerr-Dan, Frontline, Oshkosh Airport Products, JBT AeroTech, and Pratt Miller.

To learn more, visit oshkoshcorp.com and oshkoshdefense.com.