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1634, 25 Aug 15

Oshkosh Wins $30 Billion Contract

Awesome news for Oshkosh and Wisconsin.

Oshkosh won the Pentagon’s $30 billion sweepstakesto replace the U.S. Army’s Humvee with up to 55,000 new Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, or JTLVs, over the next 25 years, service officials said.

The Army awarded a $6.7 billion contract Tuesday to Oshkosh for an initial batch of 17,000 vehicles for the Army and Marine Corps. Production will begin in the first quarter of fiscal 2016, according to an Army release, with a later decision on the full scale of production to come in 2018, the year the vehicles are expected to be ready for initial use.


1634, 25 August 2015


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