Djibouti to receive FMTV vehicles


Djibouti will be one of the recipients of Oshkosh Defence’s Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTVs) following a contract for foreign military sales of the vehicles.

The US Department of Defence on 28 June announced that it had awarded a $320 million contract to Oshkosh Defence for domestic and foreign military sales of FMTV variants for Argentina, Djibouti, Iraq, Lebanon and Romania.

Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of 24 August 2021.

It is not clear how many vehicles Djibouti or the other nations will receive.

The Oshkosh Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles is a series of 17 models and 23 configurations ranging from 2.5 ton to 10 ton payloads. The vehicles feature crew-protecting armour. Commonality of parts of over 80 percent across chassis variants optimizes logistics efficiency and reduces operational costs, according to Oshkosh.

The FMTV is derived from the Austrian Steyr 12 M 18 truck but modified to meet United States military requirements.

All vehicles in the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles are powered by a six-cylinder, fuel-injected, electronically-controlled, turbocharged Caterpillar C7 diesel engine rated at 330hp. The engine is coupled to a seven-speed, electronically controlled Allison MD 3700 SP automatic/select transmission system.