US Army spent $803.9 million on the purchase.
The U.S. Armed Forces have purchased more than 2.7 thousand new armored vehicles JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle), designed to replace the outdated HMMWV (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) family. This was reported on Wednesday by the press service of the U.S. Department of Defense.
“In the interests of the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy signed a contract for the production of 2,721 armored vehicles JLTV and 1,714 maintenance kits worth $803.9 million. The main contractor, the company Oshkosh Defense, will fulfill the contract until January 31, 2022,” – noted at the Pentagon.
As it was added in the agency, this number also includes a batch of armored cars JLTV for Montenegro, which will be the first new models of American vehicles supplied to this Balkan country.