Oshkosh Defense to Deliver 7,000 Additional FMTV Trucks
Government contracting News -
2011 Aug 27
Oshkosh Defense to Deliver Nearly 7,000 Additional FMTV Trucks and Trailers to the U.S. Army
U.S. Army and Oshkosh collaborate to accelerate production and reach new levels of quality
OSHKOSH, Wis., Aug 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will deliver nearly 7,000 additional Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) trucks and trailers to the U.S. Army following an order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC). Oshkosh has now received orders for nearly 26,000 FMTV trucks and trailers, and is delivering vehicles to meet the Army’s delivery schedule.
“We continue to support the Army on this successful program with the on-time delivery of very high-quality, Oshkosh-built FMTV trucks and trailers,” said Mike Ivy, vice president and general manager of Army Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Our robust manufacturing capabilities, combined with the exceptional value Oshkosh brings to this program as a specialty vehicle manufacturer, prompted the Army to order more vehicles at an earlier point in the program than they had anticipated before the award to Oshkosh.”
The FMTV supports Army and National Guard units at home and abroad in combat operations, relief efforts, unit-resupply missions and other functions. The FMTV is a series of 17 models ranging from 2.5-ton to 10-ton payloads. Vehicles have a parts commonality of more than 80 percent, resulting in streamlined maintenance, training, sustainment and overall cost efficiency.
Oshkosh has more than 90 years of experience mobilizing the U.S. military, and the company is the only supplier of the Army’s medium and heavy tactical wheeled vehicle fleets. Oshkosh incorporated its rigorous quality checks and production standards into its work on the FMTV program to ensure delivery of high-quality trucks and trailers.
This is the latest order under the five-year FMTV contract awarded to Oshkosh Defense for the production of trucks and trailers, as well as support services and training, through calendar year 2015. The order is valued at more than $904 million and deliveries are scheduled to be completed in June 2013.