Oshkosh Defense announces production of 20000th JLTV

Oshkosh Defense LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company have announced the production of the 20,000th Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).

The production of the 20,000th JLTV is a testament to the tremendous capabilities of the Oshkosh team and their commitment to serve the U.S. Armed Forces by providing the most capable tactical wheeled vehicles.

Notably, Oshkosh Defense in 2015 won the initial contract worth $6.7 billion contract to produce the JLTV, a replacement for the Humvee for the US Army.

The company beat out competitors including of Humvee-maker AM General and defense titan Lockheed Martin and bagged the contract. 

About Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)

The Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is designed for never-before-achieved speed, power and protected mobility outside the wire.

From its patented TAK-4i intelligent independent suspension system to scalable levels of protection and complete plug and play C4ISR capability—Oshkosh JLTV is the go-anywhere, do-anything light tactical vehicle.

Featuring unprecedented performance with the patented TAK-4i intelligent independent suspension system, the Oshkosh JLTV quickly adjusts to achieve diverse transportability needs—by air (CH-47 and CH-53 helicopters’ C-130, C-5, C-17 and A400 Cargo fixed-wing aircraft), land and sea.

And it’s ready on arrival, giving troops the reliability and performance needed for harsh battlefield environments.


  • 20 in. (50.8 cm) wheel travel
  • 70% faster off-road performance
  • Helicopter transportable
  • Fixed-wing aircraft transportable
  • Amphibious transportable
  • 5,100 lbs. (2313 kg) payload (2-door)
  • 3,500 lbs. (1587.5 kg) payload (4-door)
  • Patented blast protected seats
  • Automatic fire protection system
  • Proven scalable crew protection system

About Oshkosh Defense

Oshkosh Defense is a global leader in the design, production and sustainment of best-in-class military vehicles, technology solutions and mobility systems. Oshkosh develops and applies emerging technologies that advance safety and mission success. Setting the industry standard for sustaining fleet readiness, Oshkosh ensures every solution is supported worldwide throughout its entire life cycle. 

Source: https://oshkoshdefense.com/news/