Oshkosh delivers 10,000 FMTVS to the US Army in two years
The US Army and Oshkosh Defense recently commemorated the production of the 10,000th Oshkoshbuilt Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) truck – less than two years after Oshkosh began producing FMTVs under a contract awarded in October 2009. September 30, 2012 will mark a production milestone for Oshkosh Defense as the company will manufacture more vehicles for the FMTV Program than it has ever produced in a single fiscal year.
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. Over the life of the contract, Oshkosh will deliver upwards of $2 billion in cost savings to the Department of Defense through relatively lower priced vehicles that still offer quality and reliability improvements.
“Our number one priority is providing soldiers with very high quality vehicles that meet the Army’s needs,” said Mike Ivy, vice president and general manager of Army Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Delivering the 10,000th vehicle within two years of starting production demonstrates Oshkosh Defense’s commitment to our nation’s defence. The FMTV programme is one in a long history of programmes that represent our unparalleled support to the men and women in uniform.”
Oshkosh has delivered unprecedented vehicle quality and value through its flexible assembly lines that allow the company to build different vehicles for different programmes at any given time. Oshkosh also operates an enterprise-wide supplier network for multiple defence and commercial programmmes to provide economies of scale across its vehicle portfolio.