The Army And Marines Start Phasing Out Humvees For New Rides
Oshkosh Defense won a $6.75 billion contract to replace a large chunk of the Army and Marine Corps Humvee fleet.By Leah Becerra | August 25, 2015
The U.S. Army and Marine Corps are replacing a big chunk of their Humvee fleet and getting new wheels over the next 25 years.
A $6.75 billion contract to replace the aging workhorses was won Tuesday by Oshkosh Defense. The manufacturer will have to build approximately 17,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles.
The president of Oshkosh Defense said, "Our JLTV has been extensively tested and is proven to provide the ballistic protection of a light tank." Plus, they're more mobile and faster than the Humvees they'll be replacing. (Video via Oshkosh Defense)