Increased Survivability to US Soldiers Thanks to New System

Increased Survivability to US Soldiers Thanks to New System

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The US Military’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles will be equipped with a new Underbody Armor Kit, also known as Underbody Protection Kit which will provide increased Soldier survivability against the threats on the modern battlefield. Altogether, the kit meets the maneuverability and transportability requirements to deploy anywhere in the world.

Oshkosh Defense was awarded a contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command for 1,081 Underbody Armor Kit upgrade kits for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles.

The upgrade kit provides enhanced protection and consists of an underbody deflector plate, underbody armor panels, and special modules.

Keeping the fleet current with the latest technology is essential ensuring Active, Reserve, and National Guard Soldiers remain ready to meet new challenges and mission demands at home and abroad.

The Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles is a system of strategically deployable vehicles that performs general resupply, ammunition resupply, maintenance and recovery, and engineer support missions. It serves as weapon systems platforms for combat, combat support and combat service support units in a tactical environment.

For decades, it has formed the backbone of the Army’s local, line haul, and unit resupply missions. These trucks, consisting of 15 variants sharing a common chassis and components, play an important role as the prime mover for several weapon, sensor, and communication platforms, according to