AUSA 2018: Oshkosh showcases new tactical vehicle FMTV A2 for US Army
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American Company Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, showcases for the first time the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) A2 variant at AUSA 2018, Association of United States Army Defense Exhibition and Conference that takes place in Washington D.C.. The vehicles are displayed at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from Monday, October 8th through Wednesday, October 10th, 2018.
The new family of Oshkosh Defense FMTV A2 (Picture source Oshkosh Defense)
The Oshkosh FMTV A2 (Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles) is displayed for the first time at AUSA 2018. Oshkosh was awarded the FMTV A2 contract in February 2018, following the Army’s competitive request for proposal (RFP) for an upgraded platform with improved payload, underbody protection, ride quality, mobility, engine power, electronics, diagnostics, and safety enhancements.
“Oshkosh Defense is proud to debut the FMTV A2 at AUSA 2018. We took a great truck and made it even better with greater force protection, improved payload, a smoother ride, and better mobility,” said John Bryant, President of Oshkosh Defense and Executive Vice President of Oshkosh Corporation. “We are honored that the U.S. Army selected Oshkosh as the winner of the FMTV A2 production contract earlier this year.”
The future generation FMTV A2 to be provided by Oshkosh will be comprised of 16 models and associated trailers capable of carrying payloads ranging from 3-ton to 10-ton, and performing a wide range of duties from supporting combat missions, to relief efforts, to logistics and supply operations.