Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, is debuting the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) A2 variant, while showcasing multiple Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV), at the 2018 AUSA Conference taking place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from 8-10 October 2018.
The Oshkosh FMTV A2 is on display for the first time at AUSA 2018. Oshkosh was awarded the FMTV A2 contract in February 2018, following the Army’s competitive request for proposal (RFP) for an upgraded platform with improved payload, underbody protection, ride quality, mobility, engine power, electronics, diagnostics, and safety enhancements.
“Oshkosh Defense is proud to debut the FMTV A2 at AUSA 2018. We took a great truck and made it even better with greater force protection, improved payload, a smoother ride, and better mobility,” said John Bryant, President of Oshkosh Defense and Executive Vice President of Oshkosh Corporation.
“We are honored that the U.S. Army selected Oshkosh as the winner of the FMTV A2 production contract earlier this year,” he added.
The FMTV A2 fleet of vehicles will be comprised of 16 models, allowing it to perform a wide range of duties from supporting combat missions, to relief efforts, to logistics and supply operations.
In addition to the FMTV A2, three fully integrated JLTVs can also be found on the AUSA show floor. The JLTV on display in the Oshkosh Defense booth is outfitted with the Kongsberg Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) with the Javelin Integration Kit (JIK) and .50 Caliber Machine Gun.
A second JLTV is integrated with the Kongsberg PROTECTOR II Remote Weapon System (RWS) with a XM914 Lightweight 30mm Cannon, the JIK, and a 7.62 coax machine gun and is on display in the Kongsberg booth. The third JLTV on display is in the IMI Systems booth featuring the Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS).
“Oshkosh has an exciting few months coming up with the JLTV program. First, we expect a Full Rate Production (FRP) decision in early FY19. At that time, we will substantially ramp up our JLTV production. Following the FRP decision, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps will begin fielding JLTVs. We look forward to getting these vehicles into the hands of our service members,” Bryant continued.
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions.
In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions.
Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company.
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