Oshkosh Truck Awarded $159 Million Contract
Oshkosh Defense has been awarded a $159.1 million Foreign Military Sales contract to build tactical vehicles for Israel. The Pentagon, in announcing the contract, did not specify which of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles the Wisconsin-based company would supply, or their number, aside from specifying it includes modifications for Israel. Work is expected to be completed by October 2024. The Israel Defense Force purchased six Oshkosh FMTV vehicles in 2017. The six-wheeled Oshkosh FMTV vehicles include crew-protecting armor and are used for troop and supply movement, recovery of vehicles and weapons systems and general hauling. The variants include a five-ton tractor, a 10-ton dump truck, a five-ton wrecker, a four- or six-wheel drive cargo hauler and an 8.8-ton “load hauler” with crane.