Oshkosh FMTV deliveries reach new milestone
Oshkosh Defense has reached a new milestone in its family of medium tactical vehicles (FMTV) truck programme, having recently delivered the 15,000th vehicle to the US Army and National Guard.
Since being awarded the FMTV contract in 2010 by the US Army, Oshkosh has delivered more than 21,000 FMTV trucks and trailers, including the FMTV Wrecker with its tested retrieval system. The FMTV is used for tactical and combat operations, relief efforts, and unit resupply missions.
The Oshkosh FMTV is a series of 17 models and 23 configurations ranging from 2.5-tonne to 10-tonne payloads. The vehicles feature crew-protecting armour and advanced technologies to provide the capability, versatility, mobility and protec- tion to move troops and supplies, recover vehicles and weapon systems, or haul equipment wherever the mission requires. Commonality of parts of over 80 per cent across chassis variants optimises logistics efficiency and reduces operational costs.
John Bryant, Senior Vice President of defence programmes for Oshkosh Defense, said: “The FMTV programme is exemplary of the quality and value that Oshkosh provides to our military customers across all of our operations. Our team has worked in harmony with the army’s goals and schedule from the onset to produce and deliver a vehicle with Oshkosh quality and performance, which provides soldiers with greater confidence as they perform their missions.”
The five-year FMTV requirements contract for the production of trucks and trailers, as well as support services and training, runs through fiscal year 2014.