Sunday, June 4, 2023

Oshkosh to upgrade baseline configuration of JLTVs for U.S. Army

A statement from the U.S. Department of Defense claims that the specialty vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh Corp. to upgrade baseline configuration of Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Family of Vehicles (JLTVs) for U.S. Army.

The defense arm of Oshkosh Corp. has received a $19,6 million contract modification to incorporate Engineering Change Proposal into the baseline configuration of the JLTVs.

The modification, announced Tuesday by the Department of Defense, provides to incorporate engineering change proposal of capsule roof hatch for the JLTVs. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2021.


The newest family of light tactical vehicles, or JLTV, developed to replace ageing HMMWVs currently in service with U.S. infantry forces including the Army and the U.S. Marine Corps.

As previously reported, the JLTV family of vehicles comes in different variants—general purpose, heavy guns carrier, utility, and close combat weapons carrier—all providing protected, sustained, networked mobility that balances payload, performance and protection across the full range of military operations.

The JLTV family of vehicles is designed to provide a leap ahead in protection, payload, and performance to meet the warfighters needs. The JLTV is the first vehicle purpose-built for battlefield communications networks and provides increased readiness for 21st century warfare.

The Army, lead for the JLTV portfolio, plans to purchase some 49,000 JLTVs while the Marine Corps plans to purchase 9,000. To date, Oshkosh has produced more than 2,000 JLTVs and has delivered more than 1,600 JLTVs to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov is the editor-in-chief of Defence Blog. He is a journalist, an accredited defense adviser and a consultant. He graduated in business management and worked at leading European defense companies before becoming a military journalist. read more