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Humvee's Replacement for the US Army Will Be Built by Oshkosh, The Deal is Worth $6,7 Billion

When you mention the US Army, the first vehicle that usually pops up in everyone's mind is the Humvee, or how they call it, High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle. No, this is not a history course, but the vehicle will be granted with a successor and Oshkosh will build it.
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In case Oshkosh doesn't ring any bells, we're here to clear the air for you. Located in Oregon, the Oshkosh Corporation designs and builds what they call some of the world's toughest speciality trucks.

Now, can you make a connection with the Humvee in terms of toughness? Of course you can, but as we were saying before, US Army's badass workhorse currently built by AM General (the ones who assemble the Mercedes-Benz R-Class for the Chinese market) will be granted a successor.

Word on the street is Oshkosh will build around 55,000 vehicles for the US Army and the Marine Corps, but since the Humvee was made in more than a quarter of a million units, we expect the number to grow over time.

The vehicles will be spawned through the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, and could be named Oshkosh JLTV. The deal between the US Army and Oshkosh Corporation is worth $6,7 billion, but since the initiative will stretch over the next couple of decades, we expect the costs to rise as high as $30 billion.

Here's what Oshkosh has to say about their vehicle:

"Our JLTV has been extensively tested and is proven to provide the ballistic protection of a light tank, the underbody protection of an MRAP-class vehicle, and the off-road mobility of a Baja racer," explained U.S. Army Major General John M. Urias, executive VP of Oshkosh Corporation.

Also, the company claims the JLTV enables troops to cut through difficult terrain at high speeds. The vehicle can be ordered in both two seat or four seat configuration.


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