The U.S. Dept. of Defense authorized purchase of new tactical and combat vehicles for the various service branches with two contract modifications totaling roughly $420.4 million.
Oshkosh Defense, Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded a $208.9 million from an earlier contract to supply an unspecified number of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles, the “go-anywhere, do-anything light tactical vehicle,” developed for use by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and Special Operations Command.
The work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and is estimated to be complete by September 2025.
Separately, $211.47 million was assigned to BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP to supply 40 Amphibious Combat Vehicles (ACV.) The ACV is an assault vehicle developed for the USMC as a high-water-speed vehicle, but later reconceived as several types of amphibious-capable vehicles. ACVs are available in four variants; the Personnel variant – capable of carrying three crew members and 13 Marines, plus two days’ worth of combat equipment and supplies – will be delivered under the current order.
BAE Systems Land & Armaments will carry out the work in York, Penn.; Aiken, S.C.; San Jose, Calif.; Sterling Heights, Mich.; and Stafford, Va., with an expected completion date of February 2026.