Oshkosh Defense [OSK] has received a $103 million order to deliver Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVS) to Romania, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Brazil and Montenegro, the company said Tuesday.

Work on the latest JLTV order, which the U.S. Army officially awarded to Oshkosh Defense on Dec. 23, is expected to be completed by the end of June 2024.

A Joint Light Tactical Vehicle displays its overall capabilities during a live demonstration at the School of Infantry West, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Feb. 27, 2019. The JLTV consists of multiple platforms capable of completing a variety of missions while providing increased protection and mobility for personnel across the Marine Corps. (Official Marine Corps video by Sgt. Timothy R. Smithers/Released)

“We are committed to supporting our international allies in protecting their Warfighters and strengthening their capabilities while improving interoperability with the U.S. military,” John Lazar, Oshkosh Defense’s vice president for international business, said in a statement.

The new JLTV order for international partners follows a $543.5 million deal Oshkosh Defense received on Dec. 15 for nearly 1,700 vehicles to be delivered to the Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy, as well as for Slovenia (Defense Daily, Dec. 19). 

In October, Lithuania also announced plans to acquire 300 more JLTVs, following a deal the country previously signed in 2019 to order 200 of the vehicles (Defense Daily, Oct. 28).

“Lithuania recently received its second delivery of Oshkosh Defense JLTVs and, by the end of 2024, they will have a fleet of 500 JLTVs,” Lazar said in a statement on Tuesday.

The recent vehicle orders arrive as the Army nears an announcement on a contract for the program’s follow-on production competition.

“As we prepare for the follow-on contract award to be announced in early 2023, Oshkosh is in a great position to continue providing the best JLTV solution today and for many years to come,” George Mansfield, Oshkosh Defense’s vice president and general manager of joint programs, said at the time of the Dec. 15 production order. 

The Army has said the follow-on production deal may be worth over $7.3 billion, with an expectation to have the first vehicle delivery 18 months after contract award (Defense Daily, Feb. 9).

The JLTV re-compete effort has drawn at least one public competitor in AM General, with GM Defense [GM] also signaling potential interest, having previously detailed plans to line up partners and ensure it has the full supply chain of parts necessary to go after the production contract (Defense Daily, May 4, 2021).