U.S. Army orders 1,100 Oshkosh trucks

Aug. 26, 2010 at 10:45 AM
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OSHKOSH, Wis., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has ordered more than 1,100 Oshkosh Defense Vehicles to Support National Guard and Army Reserve units.

The delivery order modification, from the U.S. TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, is in support of the army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles fleet, the company said.

"This award demonstrates the government's confidence in the Oshkosh FMTV program," said Mike Ivy, vice president and general manager of Army Programs for Oshkosh Defense. "Every truck delivery is important. We are especially pleased to support the men and women of the National Guard and Reserve. We are anxious to do all we can to help modernize these important components of our national security."

Deliveries for this latest award, valued at more than $180 million, will remain on the original contract timeline and be completed by April 2012. The award includes three FMTV truck variants and two different trailers, which will be produced at the company's facilities in Wisconsin.

The original 5-year FMTV contract awarded to Oshkosh Defense was for production of an estimated 23,000 trucks and trailers, as well as support services and training through fiscal 2013. The government has exercised contracts for more than 7,300 trucks and trailers to-date, Oshkosh said.

The FMTV is a series of 17 models ranging from 2.5-ton to 10-ton payloads.

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