Mil. Books
JLTV: Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.
Experience of IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan showed the need for a more heavily armoured vehicle than the Hummer.

Category A, combat transport weight 14,322 pounds, and 3,500 pound payload while armoured.
Category B, 4,500 pound payload while armoured.
Category C, 5,100 pound payload while armoured, and including shelter and ambulance options.
All, height adjustable suspension to ≤76" to fit in "preposition force ships."

2010, May: The DoD took delivery of prototype JLTVs from BAE-Navistar, General Tactical Vehicles, and Lockheed-BAE, for evaluation, including ballistic tests.
2010 June-July: Australian test vehicles scheduled for delivery; also see Hawkei.

2011, December 2: The US Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2012, seemingly terminated the JLTV program. ...
2012, January 5: But the Army clarified that the project was in fact still active.

2013, September: Full scale testing of JLTV prototypes from Oshkosh Defense, Lockheed Martin, and AM General began.

2015, August 25: The US military awarded $6.7 billion contract to Oshkosh for an initial production run of "approximately 17,000" JLTVs from FY 2016.
2017, February 5: "... the U.S. Army has placed a $106 million order for 416 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) and associated installed and packaged kits. This is the eighth order for JLTVs since the contract was awarded in August 2015. ... The JLTV program expects the first Army unit equipped by mid-FY19 and both the Army and Marine Corps to achieve Initial Operating Capability (IOC) in early FY20." — Oshkosh.
2019, June 21: The army "approve[d] JLTV Full-Rate Production".
2019, December 18: The army, "placed an $803.9 million order for 2,721 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs)" — Oshkosh.

JLTV: 6.6-litre 866T diesel by Gale Banks Engineering based on General Motor's Duramax, Allison 2500SP six-speed automatic gearbox, Oshkosh TAK-4i independent suspension.

2020 October 13: "... the Belgium Ministry of Defence has awarded Oshkosh Defense a contract for 322 Oshkosh Defense Command and Liaison Vehicles (CLV) for the Belgium Defence Forces. ... joins the United States, the United Kingdom, Lithuania, Slovenia, and Montenegro in choosing this vehicle. ..." — Oshkosh.

2020 December 1: "... an order for 2,738 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV), 1,001 companion trailers, and associated kits. ..." — Oshkosh.
... For the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force, inc. 59 for for some allies.
2022 January 25: "... unveiled the first-ever silent drive hybrid-electric Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), the eJLTV. ..."
2022 December 16: "... the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal has placed a $543 Million order for 1,681 [JLTVs], 618 trailers (JLTV-T), and associated packaged and installed kits. The order includes Oshkosh Defense JLTVs for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Navy. Since winning the competitive JLTV contract in 2015, Oshkosh has built over 18,500 JLTVs" — Oshkosh.

2023 February 9: "The Army announced today the award of a requirements contract with five base ordering years plus five one-year optional ordering periods to AM General LLC for estimated Joint and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) production of up to 20,682 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) and up to 9,883 JLTV Trailers. The total contract value is $8.66 billion. ..." — army.mil   (Oshkosh protested. It also produced the 20,000th JLTV, 1 June 2023.)

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