Oshkosh to build JLTVS for Israeli Defense Forces

Oshkosh, WI. (December 1, 2023) – Oshkosh Defense announced today that the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) has placed two orders for Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). A total of 75 JLTVs were purchased via Foreign Military Sale (FMS) and dozens more were purchased via Direct Commercial Sale (DCS).

“We are proud to support the Israeli Defense Forces with a fleet of protected and highly mobile Joint Light Tactical Vehicles,” said Tim Bleck, senior vice president of Oshkosh Corporation and president of Oshkosh Defense. “We’ve worked with the IMOD on a multitude of programs for more than a decade, and we look forward to demonstrating our continued commitment to this partnership with the JLTV.”
Oshkosh Defense is the only manufacturer that can supply JLTVs through DCS, and will continue to support NATO, Allied, and Coalition Forces that want to modernize their militaries with the JLTV’s battlefield-proven payload, performance and protection for years to come.

Earlier in November, Oshkosh Defense received a $208 million order from the U.S. Army for additional JLTVs, JLTV trailers, and associated kits as well as a $160 million order for JLTVs for international allies including Mongolia, Romania, North Macedonia, Slovenia and Slovakia.  

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