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.

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