BAE Systems has been awarded a contract to supply the Army with as many as 10,000 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) at a value of $2.2 billion, with $1.65 billion already negotiated.
BAE will provide Long Term Armor Strategy (LTAS) configured FMTVs to the Army, which are the newest vehicle versions jointly developed by the government and BAE.
The LTAS FMTV variants ordered by the Army include High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems (HIMARS) support vehicles, Low Velocity Air Drop configured trucks, cargo trucks, wreckers, expansible vans, shop vans, tractors and load handling systems.
FMTV is available in 18 variants with payloads ranging from 2 to 16.5 metric tons. The vehicle features cargo hauling to include weapon systems, soldier transport, and vehicle recovery. The FMTV also can also be equipped with armor to protect crew and up to a squad of soldiers in certain variants.
The commonality of parts among the FMTV includes shared engines, transmissions, power trains, tires and cabs. This commonality reduces the logistics burden and operating and support costs.
More than 48,000 FMTV trucks and trailers are in service around the world with the U.S. Army and U.S. allies. On April 24, BAE announced it has been awarded a $6 million contract from the U.S. Army for a Foreign Military Sale of Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) destined for Jordan (Defense Daily, May 2).