FMTV - MTV & LMTV

Product Type:

Family of Medium-Sized Tactical Trucks

Using Service (US):

Army

Program Status:

In production

Prime Contractor:

Oshkosh Corporation

The Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV)

About the FMTV:





The Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) is a family of diesel powered U.S. Army supply trucks in the 2.5 to 5 ton payload class. The FMTV consists of the Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) and the Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV). The trucks are manufactured by Oshkosh Corporation. A five-year contract was awarded to Oshkosh Trucks in August 2009, unseating incumbent FMTV producers BAE Systems and Navistar Defense. The FMTV Family of Vehicles has 80% part commonality.

The LMTV is a family of 4-wheel (4x4) diesel powered trucks with a 275 hp Caterpillar C7 6 cylinder engine. The LMTV has a 2.5 ton payload capacity and consists of the M1078 Cargo and M1079 Van models. The M1082 2.5 ton payload trailer is designed to be pulled by LMTV trucks.

The Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) is a family of 6-wheel (6x6) diesel powered trucks with a 330 hp Caterpillar C7 6 cylinder engine. The MTV has a 5 ton payload capacity (dump truck has 10 ton payload), and consists of the M1083 MTV Cargo, M1084 MTV Cargo MHE, M1085 MTV Cargo Long Wheel Base (LWB), M1086 MTV Cargo MHE LWB, M1087 MTV Expansible Van, M1088 MTV Tractor, M1089 MTV Wrecker, M1148 MTV Load Handling System (LHS), and M1157 MTV 10 Ton Dump Truck models. MTV trailers include the 5 ton payload M1095 and the M1147 LHS Trailer. Subvariants of the MTV provide an air drop capability for contingency and rapid deployment operations. Commonality between variants significantly reduces operation and maintenance costs.

The FMTV performs over 55% of the U.S. Army's local, line haul, and unit resupply missions in combat, combat support, and combat service support units.

The FMTV vehicles first went into service in 1996 and capitalize on current up-to-date automotive technology including modern diesel engines, automatic transmission, and central tire inflation system (CTIS). The use of common chassis, engines, tires, and cabs ensures an over 80% commonality of parts between models and weight classes. This significantly reduces the logistics burden and operating costs. Numerous models perform a wide variety of missions including cargo transport. The FMTV also serves as the platform for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and as support vehicle for the Patriot Missile System. FMTV vehicles also support the Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) program; Aviation Ground Support Equipment (AGSE); Chemical and Biological Protection Shelter (CBPS); Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS); CAMEL II Unit Water Pod System; and the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system.

As of March 31, 2013, 72,749 trucks (of which 31,510 are FMTV A1P2) and 19,271 trailers were in field units. The first FMTV configuration produced (FMTV A0s) will begin reaching their economic useful age of 20 years in FY 2015.



Armament/Weapons:

None.



Price/Unit Cost:

In FY 2015, the unit cost of the M1078 LMTV Cargo Truck is $184,317. The unit cost of MTV Trucks is in the $200,000-$300,000 range depending on variant - with a few exceptions such as the M1087 MTV Expansible Van and M1089 MTV Wrecker (see detailed prices for different models in the specs section at the end of this page).



Program Cost:

The total procurement cost of the FMTV program is $16.53 billion (estimated by the DoD) + $0.17 billion in research and development (RDT&E) funds, which means the total estimated program cost is $16.70 billion (numbers are aggregated annual funds spent over the life of the program and no price/inflation adjustment was made).



Mission/Role:

The FMTV provides unit mobility and resupply of equipment and personnel for rapidly deployable worldwide operations on primary and secondary roads, trails, crosscountry terrain, and in all climatic conditions. It is strategically deployable in C-5 Galaxy, C-17 Globemaster, and C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft. Experience in Iraq led to the development of an up-armored cab known as the Low Signature Armored Cab (LSAC) for installation on FMTV vehicles that adds ballistic and mine blast protection for crew survivability.



FY 2015 DoD Program:

FY 2016 Base Procurement dollars in the amount of $100.0 million supports a quantity of 240 various FMTV trucks. OCO procurement funds in the amount of $95.6 million will purchase 310 various FMTV trucks. In total, FY 16 purchases 550 vehicles, including 63 M1078 LMTV Cargo trucks, 354 M1083 MTV Cargo trucks, 29 M1085 MTV Cargo-Long Wheel Base (LWB), 33 M1084 MTV Cargo MHE, 55 M1088 MTV Tractors, and 16 M1089 MTV Wreckers.



FY 2016 DoD Program:

FY 2016 Base Procurement dollars in the amount of $90.0 million supports a quantity of 166 trucks (35 M1083 MTV Cargo + 35 M1085 MTV Cargo-LWB + 23 M1157 MTV 10 Ton Dump + 66 M1088 MTV Tractors + 7 M1087 MTV Expansible Vans) to fill the 5-ton truck requirement, fulfill Army modularity requirements and modernize the medium fleet, reduce operating and support costs, resolve potential operational deficiencies and operate throughout the theater as a multi-purpose transportation vehicle used by combat, combat support and combat service support units. FY 2016 OCO Procurement dollars in the amount of $244.0 million support a quantity of 1,191 trucks (1,140 M1078 LMTV Cargo + 51 M1083 MTV Cargo) to replace combat losses and washouts from combat operations.

For more information, click to open the FY 2016 FMTV Procurement Budget.




Source: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and Oshkosh Corporation

Specifications Armament DoD Spending FY2016 Budget

Last Update: May 18, 2015.

By Joakim Kasper Oestergaard Balle /// (jkasper@bga-aeroweb.com)

External Resources:



Oshkosh Defense: Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles
Oshkosh Defense: M1088 MTV Tractor
Oshkosh Defense: M1148 MTV LHS
Oshkosh Defense: LMTV and MTV Cargo Trucks
Oshkosh Defense: M1157 MTV Dump Truck
Oshkosh Defense: M1089 MTV 5-ton Wrecker

YouTube: FMTV | YouTube Videos

Fact Sheet: Not Available

Total FMTV Program Cost:

 $16.70 billion  ($16.53B procurement + $0.17B RDT&E)

FMTV Procurement Objective:

  80,228 vehicles

FMTV U.S. Defense Budget Charts:

DoD Spending on the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) in FY 2012, FY 2013, FY 2014, FY 2015 and FY 2016
DoD Purchases of Medium Tactical Vehicles in FY 2012, FY 2013, FY 2014, FY 2015 and FY 2016
C-5B Galaxy unloading M1083 Standard Cargo Truck with trailer
M1157 MTV 10-ton Dump Truck
FMTV Vehicles Lined Up
Defense Budget Data

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DoD Spending, Procurement and RDT&E: FY 2012/13/14 + Budget for FYs 2015 + 2016

DoD Defense Spending, Procurement, Modifications, Spares, and RDT&E for the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV)

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Purchases of Medium Tactical Vehicles (ARMY)
Specifications

Specifications: Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV)

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Specifications | Oshkosh MTV

Primary Function: Medium tactical truck
Prime Contractor: Oshkosh Corporation
Power Plant: Caterpillar C7 6 cylinder heavy-duty diesel engine with 330 hp
Transmission: Allison MD 3700SP 7-speed automatic
Suspension: Unknown
Length: 23.8 ft (7.26 m)
Height: 9.3 ft (2.82 m)
Width: 8 ft (2.44 m)
Weight: 12.44 tons (11.28 metric tons)
Power-to-Weight Ratio: 26.53 hp/ton (29.26 hp/metric ton)
Payload Capacity: 10,000 lbs (4,500 kg); towed: 21,000 lbs (9,500 kg)
Speed: Max: 55 mph (88.5 km/h)
Range: 300 miles (483 km)
Armament/Weapons: None
Crew: Cab seating for three
Price/Unit Cost (most recent):
M1083 MTV Cargo: $201,070 (in FY 2015)
M1084 MTV Cargo MHE: $277,300 (in FY 2015)
M1085 MTV Cargo Long Wheel Base (LWB): $204,520 (in FY 2015)
M1087 MTV Expansible Van: $455,000 (in FY 2016)
M1088 MTV Tractor: $203,640 (in FY 2015)
M1089 MTV Wrecker: $381,303 (in FY 2014)
M1157 MTV 10 Ton Dump Truck: $249,960 (in FY 2016)
Deployed: 1996

Specifications | Oshkosh LMTV

Primary Function: Medium tactical truck
Prime Contractor: Oshkosh Corporation
Power Plant: Caterpillar C7 6 cylinder heavy-duty diesel engine with 275 hp
Transmission: Allison MD 3700SP 7-speed automatic
Suspension: Unknown
Length: 22.1 ft (6.74 m)
Height: 9.3 ft (2.82 m)
Width: 8 ft (2.44 m)
Weight: 11.45 tons (10.39 metric tons)
Power-to-Weight Ratio: 24.02 hp/ton (26.47 hp/metric ton)
Payload Capacity: 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg); towed: 12,000 lbs (5,443 kg)
Speed: Max: 55 mph (88.5 km/h)
Range: 300 miles (483 km)
Armament/Weapons: None
Crew: Cab seating for three
Price/Unit Cost (most recent):
M1078 LMTV Cargo Truck: $184,317 (in FY 2015)
M1079 LMTV Van: $217,000 (in FY 2012)
M1082 LMTV Trailer: $27,094 (in FY 2014)
Deployed: 1996

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