The U.K.’s defense ministry has requested to buy Oshkosh-built Joint Light Tactical Vehicles for the British army through the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program, Defense News reported Tuesday.
Maj. Gen. Robert Talbot Rice, land equipment director at U.K.’s defense ministry, said at a conference in London that U.K. has submitted a letter of request to the U.S. government and expects a response in the next months, Andrew Chuter wrote.
“On the basis of the assessment on price and value for money, we made the case to go the FMS route,” Talbot Rice added.
Oshkosh won a potential $6.7 billion contract from the U.S. Army in Aug. 2015 to build more than 50,000 JLTVs that will replace the Army and the U.S. Marine Corps‘ Humvees.
JLTVs will carry troops and support other light duties as part of the British army’s Multi-Role Vehicle-Protected program if the FMS sale pushes through, the report stated.