Oshkosh FMTV de­liv­er­ies reach new mile­stone

SP's MAI - - MILITARY UPDATES -

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.

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