5,000 JLTV already manufactured by Oshkosh Defense

Oshkosh Defense announced today, Oct. 18, that it has celebrated a production milestone as the 5,000th Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) drove off the production line. More than 49,000 are expected to be fielded by 2040.

5000 JLTV already manufactured by Oshkosh Defense
5,000th JLT manufactured (Picture source: Oshkosh Defense)

The Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is designed for speed, power and protected mobility outside the wire. From its unrivaled TAK-4i intelligent independent suspension system to scalable levels of protection and complete plug and play C4ISR capability – Oshkosh JLTV is the go-anywhere, do-anything light tactical vehicle. Built with the capability to serve as a highly mobile and
protected command center, the Oshkosh JLTV hosts a complete C4ISR network solution while maintaining its payload, performance, protection and off-road mobility.

Oshkosh beat out Humvee-maker AM General and Lockheed Martin in 2015 to build the replacement for the Humvee for both the Army and the Marine Corps. The low-rate initial production, or LRIP, contract was worth $6.7 billion, and the entire program is estimated to be worth $20 billion through 2024. At the time of the LRIP award, a total of 49,100 JLTVs were planned for the Army, not including what the Marine Corps is planning to buy as well as a small number for the Air Force and Navy. The service cut its procurement of the JLTV in its fiscal 2020 budget request by 863 vehicles. The Army procured 3,393 vehicles in FY19 in LRIP but only plans to buy 2,530 vehicles in FY20. The Army originally planned in its FY19 request to buy 3,035 vehicles in FY20.


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