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Hulls for the IDF

Oshkosh Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, announced on January 6, 2023 that the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) has selected Oshkosh Defense to produce the Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) hulls for the Israeli Defense Forces.

Eitan APC
Oshkosh Defense selected to produce Eitan Armored Personnel Carrier hulls for the Israeli Ministry of Defense

As part of this contract, valued at over $100 million, Oshkosh Defense will build hundreds of Eitan APC main hulls.

«Oshkosh Defense continues to enhance our innovative manufacturing processes to deliver world class vehicles and mobility systems», said Pat Williams, Chief Program Officer, Oshkosh Defense. «The Eitan APC contract is just another example of our ability to leverage leading edge technology to provide our customers advanced combat vehicle solutions».

The Eitan APC award expands Oshkosh’s portfolio of two recent adjacent market wins achieved by Oshkosh – the Stryker Medium Caliber Weapons System (MCWS) and Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV).

  • MCWS: In June 2021, Oshkosh Defense was awarded a $942.9M contract to integrate a 30-mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) onto the Stryker Double V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICVVA1). This upgrade will provide precision lethality capability to the Army’s Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT).
  • OMFV: In July 2021, the U.S. Army selected Oshkosh Defense to participate in the Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV) Concept Design Phase 2 contract. In November 2022, Oshkosh submitted its proposal for Phase 3 Detail Design and Phase 4: Prototype Build and Test of the OMFV program. A down select of up to three awards is expected to occur in the second quarter of 2023.

«We are honored to have been selected by the Israeli Ministry of Defense to build the Eitan APC hull», said John Lazar, Vice President of International, Oshkosh Defense. «We’ve worked with IMOD on a multitude of programs for more than a decade, and we look forward to demonstrating our continued commitment to this partnership».

Production will begin in 2023 and the first hulls will arrive in Israel within 18 months.

JLTV International

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced on January 3, 2023 that the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal has placed a $102 Million order for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs).

JLTV International
Oshkosh Defense receives $102 million order to supply JLTVs to international allies

JLTVs will be delivered to Romania, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Brazil, and Montenegro.

NATO, Allied and Collation partners continue to leverage the JLTV’s superior mobility, proven protection, unmatched reliability, and interoperability for their Light Tactical Vehicle solution. To date, seven international customers have ordered or committed to this exceptional capability.

«We are committed to supporting our international allies in protecting their Warfighters and strengthening their capabilities while improving interoperability with the U.S. Military», said John Lazar, Vice President, International for Oshkosh Defense. «Lithuania recently received its second delivery of Oshkosh Defense JLTVs, and by the end of 2024, they will have a fleet of 500 JLTVs».

Tactical Vehicles

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced on December 16, 2022 that the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal has placed a $543 Million order for 1,681 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs), 618 trailers (JLTV-T), and associated packaged and installed kits.

JLTV with CPWS
Oshkosh Defense receives $543 million order for more JLTVs as follow-on contract award nears

The order includes Oshkosh Defense JLTVs for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Navy.

Since winning the competitive JLTV contract in 2015, Oshkosh has built over 18,500 JLTVs and fielded vehicles to over 50 U.S. and international military installations. Oshkosh has also secured more than 125 patents and applications on the JLTV family of vehicles and related technologies, and invested in several technology demonstrators such as the hybrid electric JLTV (eJLTV).

«Oshkosh has spent the past eight years optimizing its manufacturing and design processes and building a robust supply chain with maximized efficiencies», said George Mansfield, Vice President and General Manager of Joint Programs for Oshkosh Defense. «As we prepare for the follow-on contract award to be announced in early 2023, Oshkosh is in a great position to continue providing the best JLTV solution today and for many years to come».

The first Stryker

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, delivered the first Stryker Double-V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICVVA1) upgraded with the 30-mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) to the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Test Center (ATC) in Aberdeen, Maryland, where the system will undergo Production Verification Testing (PVT).

Stryker ICVVA1
Oshkosh Defense delivers the first Stryker upgraded with 30-mm Medium Caliber Weapon System

The contract awarded to Oshkosh in June 2021 requires Oshkosh Defense to deliver a total of seven systems by September 2022 for PVT that will be conducted through June 2023. Fielding of the MCWS is scheduled to begin in July 2023 with the I-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), Joint Base Lewis McChord in Washington State, receiving the first upgraded Strykers.

«Our team leveraged our engineering and manufacturing prowess and deep commitment to customer satisfaction to deliver our first MCWS test vehicle on time, despite the dynamic market forces we have all experienced over the last year», said Pat Williams, Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps Programs, Oshkosh Defense. «Since the initial contract award, the close collaboration with the U.S. Army has been paramount to achieving this important milestone».

The U.S. Army selected Oshkosh Defense and partners Pratt Miller Defense and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to integrate the 30-mm MCWS onto the Stryker ICVVA1 in June 2021. Since then, Oshkosh Defense has completed Risk Management Testing (RMT) and received orders for a total of 269 upgraded Strykers valued at $356 Million.

«We’re incredibly proud to deliver this transformative solution and look forward to equipping our Soldiers with the precision lethality capability they need», Williams concluded.

Stryker Double-V Hull

The U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) announced that it has awarded Oshkosh Defense, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, an order valued at $130 Million to upgrade 95 additional Stryker Double-V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICVVA1) with the 30-mm Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS).

Stryker ICVVA1
Oshkosh Defense receives third order to upgrade Strykers with 30-mm Medium Caliber Weapon System

In June 2021, the U.S. Army selected Oshkosh Defense and partners Pratt Miller Defense and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to integrate the 30-mm MCWS onto the Stryker ICVVA1. The five-year requirements contract (with one option year) includes production and logistics support of the MCWS for up to six Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCTs). Including today’s order, the U.S. Army has ordered 269 upgraded vehicles valued at $356 Million to outfit three SBCTs in addition to 20 vehicles for Product Verification Testing (PVT), Follow-on Operational Testing & Evaluation (FOT&E), and logistics development.

«We partner with our customers to offer tailored solutions that meet today’s requirements while staying focused on future growth capability», said Pat Williams, Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps Programs. «For the MCWS program, our team listened to customer feedback to provide a Soldier-centric lethality solution in a lightweight package that’s easy to integrate while maintaining the survivability and mobility performance of the Stryker».

In April 2022, Oshkosh Defense completed Government-planned Risk Management Testing (RMT), which further validated the Oshkosh design. Oshkosh Defense also initiated production of the systems for delivery to PVT testing, which begins in late summer.

«We are proud of the partnership we’ve formed with the U.S. Army and the lethality solution we’ve designed together. We look forward to delivering the vehicles to test and getting them into the hands of the Soldiers who need them», Williams concluded.

Light Tactical Vehicles

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced on July 1, 2022 that the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal has placed a $216 Million order for 513 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) and 1,152 trailers (JLTV-T) for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and the Armed Forces of Montenegro, Brazil, and Lithuania.

JLTV
JLTV International Live Fire Demo 2021

Today’s announcement comes just a month before the follow-on contract proposals are due. The contract calls for more than 15,000 additional vehicles over five order years followed by five option years, extending the associated production through 2034. The contract is expected to be awarded during the first quarter of 2023.

«Seven years ago, we assembled a world-class team of experts in engineering, manufacturing, supply chain management, and operations, and delivered a winning JLTV solution to the U.S. military», said George Mansfield, Vice President and General Manager of Joint Programs for Oshkosh Defense. «Today, we have an experienced workforce, a refined manufacturing process, and a mature, robust supply chain. No one else can say that. We are committed to delivering the best protected mobility vehicle for years to come».

To date, Oshkosh Defense has also built almost 17,000 vehicles and delivered them to over 50 locations worldwide.

Heavy Guns Carrier

Oshkosh Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, will displayed a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) and trailer (JLTV-T) and a Pratt Miller Defense Expeditionary Modular Autonomous Vehicle (EMAV) at the Modern Day Marine Expo 2022. The vehicles were on display at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, District of Columbia from May 10-12, 2022.

Heavy Guns Carrier (HGC)
Oshkosh Defense highlights advanced technology capabilities at Modern Day Marine Expo 2022

The 4-door Heavy Guns Carrier (HGC) JLTV will be equipped with the John Cockrill Protected Weapon Station CPWS 2.0 turret and Northrop Grumman 25×137 mm M242 Bushmaster chain gun.

«The modular design of the Oshkosh Defense JLTV, which we’ve built over 16,000, can be adapted to dozens of military missions, from serving as battlefield ambulances to hosting antitank weapons», said George Mansfield, Vice President and General Manager of Joint Programs for Oshkosh Defense. «The ability to easily integrate weapons that increase the JLTV’s firepower and lethality cost-effectively is yet another example of the vehicle’s flexibility and adaptability for next-generation warfare».

The Pratt Miller Defense EMAV on display is a tracked, autonomous vehicle developed for the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab (MCWL). The EMAV’s hybrid-electric powertrain is capable of silent watch and silent mobility and provides exportable power capability. Furthermore, with a 6,000 lbs./2,721.5 kg payload capacity and flat rack, the EMAV is designed to support most logistics missions.

«Oshkosh Defense’s advanced technology capabilities run the gamut from autonomous vehicles to hybrid-electric powertrains», said Pat Williams, Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. «We partner with the U.S. Marine Corps and other customers to understand and analyze the challenges they face and explore solutions. This collaboration allows us to apply these next generation defense technologies and advanced systems to our vehicles in order to meet their evolving mission needs».

Weapon System

Oshkosh Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Armaments Center (DEVCOM) at Picatinny Arsenal.

Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS)
Oshkosh Defense partners with U.S. Army DEVCOM to develop, integrate, and test Medium Caliber Weapon Systems

Under the CRADA, Oshkosh Defense and DEVCOM will cooperate in the development, integration, and testing of innovative armament technologies to provide a transformative, next-generation lethality capability for the Warfighter. Additionally, the CRADA will enable both organizations to mature their technologies for eventual transition to direct fire medium caliber platforms such as the U.S. Army’s Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV). Development activities will leverage the proven Oshkosh Defense Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) 30-mm turret.

«We are already starting with a robust weapon system platform with our Stryker MCWS turret», said Pat Williams, Vice President and General Manager of U.S. Army and Marine Corps Program for Oshkosh Defense. «This CRADA allows us to explore additional weapon system capabilities and apply them to our OMFV solution to provide our Soldiers with the cutting edge technology required on the modern battlefield».

In June 2021, the U.S. Army selected Oshkosh Defense, Pratt Miller Defense, and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems to provide a precision lethality capability to the Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCTs) as part of the Stryker MCWS program. Production of the Oshkosh Defense Stryker MCWS is expected to begin in Spring 2022. In July 2021, the U.S. Army also selected Oshkosh Defense to participate in the OMFV Concept Design Phase, which culminates in Q1FY23. Oshkosh Defense has partnered with Pratt Miller Defense, Hanwha Defense USA, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, QinetiQ Inc., and Plasan for the OMFV Concept Design Phase.

Hybrid-electric JLTV

Oshkosh Defense, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, unveiled the first-ever silent drive hybrid-electric Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), the eJLTV.

L-ATV
Oshkosh Defense unveils first-ever silent drive hybrid electric JLTV

The eJLTV offers the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps the same level of performance and protection as the base JLTV with the addition of silent drive, extended silent watch, enhanced fuel economy, and increased exportable power that enables it to be used in combat and reconnaissance scenarios.

The eJLTV charges the battery while in use, fully recharging the lithium-ion battery within 30 minutes. This eliminates the need for a charging infrastructure, which remains one of the most significant challenges to the widespread electrification of the tactical wheeled vehicle fleet.

«For many years, we’ve been developing, testing and evolving hybrid-electric variants of our heavy and medium-duty tactical wheeled vehicles», said John Bryant, Executive Vice President for Oshkosh Corporation and President of Oshkosh Defense. «Now, with the eJLTV, we’re offering our military customers an affordable way to electrify their light tactical wheeled vehicle fleet without compromising the off-road performance or superior protection necessary in combat operations».

This year, the U.S. Army plans to recompete the JLTV program and issue a follow-on production contract in September 2022. The follow-on contract, valued at $6.5 Billion, includes an additional 15,468 vehicles and five order years followed by five options years, extending production through FY32.

«While the U.S. Army has not requested a hybrid-electric JLTV as part of the JLTV recompete, the eJLTV proves that Oshkosh Defense has the team and technical capabilities to produce this highly capable vehicle today», Bryant concluded.

About the eJLTV:

  • Maintains the performance and protection of the proven Oshkosh Defense JLTV;
  • Improves fuel economy by more than 20%;
  • Provides battery capacity of 30 kWh with opportunity for growth;
  • Eliminates the need for a towed generator by providing export power capacity of up to 115 kW.

Oshkosh Defense and its parent company, Oshkosh Corporation, have a rich history in electrification and are pushing the boundaries of innovation for customers. One example is the Oshkosh Defense diesel electric Light Combat Tactical Vehicle (LCTV), from which the Oshkosh JLTV is derived. The LCTV was the world’s first military vehicle to finish the grueling SCORE Baja 1000 off-road race. In addition, Oshkosh Defense was awarded the contract to develop and manufacture the U.S. Postal Service’s Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV), which calls for the delivery of between 50,000 and 165,000 vehicles over a period of 10 years and will consist of both zero-emission Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) and fuel-efficient low-emission Internal Combustion Engine vehicles (ICE), upgrading the USPS fleet to be increasingly sustainable.

$591.6 Million order

The U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) announced that it has awarded Oshkosh Defense, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, a $591.6 Million order for 1,669 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV), 868 companion trailers, and associated packaged and installed kits.

JLTV
Oshkosh Defense receives $591.6 Million JLTV order to continue filling capability gaps for U.S. military and international allies

The order includes Oshkosh Defense JLTVs for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Navy. As part of the order, 125 vehicles will also be delivered to NATO and allied partners, including Brazil, Lithuania, Montenegro, and Slovenia.

Since winning the competitive JLTV contract in 2015, Oshkosh Defense has built over 14,000 JLTVs, and that number continues to grow every day.

«Our team takes great pride in designing and building a versatile platform that can survive the extreme demands of future combat», said George Mansfield, Vice President and General Manager of Joint Programs for Oshkosh Defense. «That’s what we do and what we’ve been doing for decades. And Oshkosh’s vast Tactical Wheeled Vehicle (TWV) experience, expertise and knowhow grows with every vehicle that comes off our production line».

International momentum surrounding the Oshkosh Defense JLTV also continues to grow as customers seek a light tactical vehicle with lethal capabilities, fleet commonality attributes, and design flexibility.

«Integrated lethality on an agile and protected vehicle like the Oshkosh JLTV is quickly filling capability gaps that exist in many international militaries», said John Lazar, Vice President and General Manager of International Programs for Oshkosh Defense. «This past year, we’ve seen an increased interest in the Oshkosh JLTV from international customers with dynamic demonstrations and live fires across Europe with more planned for 2022».