Djibouti to get Oshkosh Tactical Vehicles

Militaries of Iraq, Djibouti, Lebanon, Romania and Argentina will be supplied with Oshkosh Defense Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) variants in a United States contract worth $320 million.

The FMTV is a series of vehicles, based on a common chassis, that vary by payload and mission requirements.

According to the company, a commonality of parts across chassis variants reduces the logistics burden as well as operational and support costs. Crew-protecting armour and advanced technologies work in concert to provide the capability, versatility, mobility and protection to move troops and supplies, recover vehicles and weapon systems or haul equipment wherever the mission requires.

With its ergonomic, adjustable driver seat and steering wheel and an electronic Central Tire Inflation System (CTIS), the FMTV powers over terrain with full-time all-wheel drive, an integral transfer case and a fully automatic transmission.

FMTV enhances crew survivability through the use of armor capable cabs, three-point seat belts, automatic braking system, and central tire inflation capability. FMTV enhances tactical mobility and is strategically deployable in C-5, C-17 and C-130 aircraft (excluding wrecker).

The FMTV is derived from the Austrian Steyr 12 M 18 truck, but substantially modified to meet U.S. Army requirements, these including a minimum 50 per cent U.S. content.

The FMTV is offered in a variety of versions including; FMTV 5-Ton Tractor, 8.8-Ton LHS, Cargo 4X4 / 6X6, 10-Ton Dump and 5-Ton Wrecker. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 24, 2021.

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