Oshkosh Defense leverages modernized FMTV A2 truck prototype at AUSA 2023


Oshkosh Defense is exhibiting at the Association of United States Army (AUSA) 2023 exposition in Washington, D.C. On display is namely the newly modernized FMTV A2 Low-Velocity Airdrop (LVAD) truck.
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The FMTV A2 LVAD offers the performance and protection of the FMTV A2 with critical additions including a folding cab that allows the vehicle height to be reduced to 90”, a chassis designed specifically for parachute drop and landing, and the addition of a winch to all LVAD variants (Picture source: Oshkosh Defense)


As the premier manufacturer of medium tactical vehicles, Oshkosh Defense leverages the modernized FMTV A2 to address challenges related to an aging FMTV LVAD fleet. The FMTV A2 LVAD offers the performance and protection of the FMTV A2 with critical additions including a folding cab that allows the vehicle height to be reduced to 90”, a chassis designed specifically for parachute drop and landing, and the addition of a winch to all LVAD variants.

Oshkosh Defense announced on January 18, 2023, that the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) had placed a $141 Million order for 414 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles A2 (FMTV A2) and 56 FMTV trailers. The FMTV A2 is a modernized version of the FMTV A1P2, offering increased force protection, greater payload capacity, superior off-road mobility, enhanced engine power, and an upgraded electrical system. These advanced capabilities allow the FMTV A2 to support a wide range of duties, from combat missions and logistics operations to aiding in relief efforts. “Since we were awarded the FMTV A2 production contract in 2018, we’ve worked closely with the U.S. Army to refine the platform and add additional capabilities,” said Pat Williams, Chief Program Officer for Oshkosh Defense. “We’re confident that we are delivering the best performing medium tactical vehicle in the world.”

Oshkosh Defense has received orders for 1,412 FMTV A2s and 800 FMTV trailers for a total order value of $627 Million. To date, the company has delivered two FMTV A2 LVAD prototypes to the U.S. Army for testing, with two additional prototype deliveries planned for late 2023. Since testing began, the prototypes have successfully completed Rollover Protection Structures (ROPS), RIGEX (Rigging Exercises), Roller Loading, and Simulated Airdrop Impact Testing (SAIT). Additional testing is planned for FY24.

“The RCV and FMTV A2 LVAD on display demonstrate Oshkosh Defense’s commitment to working with the U.S. Army to provide next-generation technologies and expertise necessary to meet the ever-changing demands of the battlefield,” said Pat Williams, chief programs officer for Oshkosh Defense. “As a technology-focused tactical wheel and combat vehicle manufacturer, Oshkosh pushes the boundaries of innovation to design solutions that are purpose-built to exceed requirements and support the Army in its modernization strategy.”


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Oshkosh Defense has received orders for 1,412 FMTV A2s and 800 FMTV trailers for a total order value of $627 Million (Picture source: Oshkosh Defense)


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