Pentagon taps Oshkosh to build next Humvee

The Pentagon has given truck-builder Oshkosh a $6.75 billion contract to build a successor to the famous Humvee, pictured hereThe Pentagon has given truck-builder Oshkosh a $6.75 billion contract to build a successor to the famous Humvee, the ubiquitous work-horse of the massive US military. The selection process for the “Joint Light Tactical Vehicle” was conducted by the US Army and Marine Corps, the army said. Production is to begin in the first quarter of 2016, and the US Army and Marines must buy at least 17,000 of the transports in the first phase of the contract.

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