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Product Type:

Family of Medium-Sized Tactical Trucks

Using Service (US):


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; the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system; and EQ-36 Fire Finder Radar.



FMTV Production Forecast:

A 15-year FMTV production forecast is available through Forecast International's Platinum Forecast System, which includes a breakout of total market unit and value statistics by manufacturer and end-user. This real-time service also includes information on all prime and subcontractors, contract awards, worldwide inventories, a complete program history, and a rationale detailing the outlook of the program. A 10-year FMTV production forecast is also available in report format through Forecast International's Military Vehicles Forecast service.


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 2020 & FY 2021 - FMTV DoD Program:

This data is available in Forecast International's U.S. Defense Budget Forecast, a comprehensive analytical database containing historical and forecast budget figures, year-to-year funding comparisons, congressional budget markups, program justification documents, and much more.

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

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