WASHINGTON — Oshkosh Defense has obtained a contract for 322 Command and Liaison Vehicles from Belgium, the corporate introduced Oct. 13 on the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual convention held just about this 12 months.
“Oshkosh Defense is honored that Belgium has chosen to equip its armed forces with the Oshkosh CLV,” John Bryant, Oshkosh Defense president, mentioned within the assertion. “The Oshkosh CLV offers Belgian soldiers the world’s most advanced light military vehicle, delivering next-generation levels of protection, off-road mobility, speed, transportability, and seamless operational and logistical interoperability with NATO allies,” he mentioned.
“The Belgian Defence opted for a worldwide competition in which ‘money for value’ was the only criterion,” Col. Filip De Varé, land methods director, mentioned. “The CLV will be integrated in the CaMo program, an international partnership between the French and Belgian land forces.”
The Belgian purchase is the primary massive direct industrial sale of JLTV-based autos for Oshkosh. JLTV is usually procured by means of international army gross sales.
The United Kingdom, Lithuania, Slovenia and Montenegro have additionally signed on to purchase JLTV.
The purchase comes at a time when the U.S. Army is making an attempt to determine the precise stability between JLTVs and cheaper humvees in its personal pressure.
The Army cleared the best way for international gross sales of the automobile when it declared it was prepared for full-rate manufacturing in June 2019 after a delay because of quite a few adjustments that wanted to be made as the results of soldier suggestions.