Oshkosh Corp. unveils new vehicle that will replace military Humvees

Oshkosh — The new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle has been called the “little brother” of the heavily armored military trucks built by Oshkosh Corp.

On Wednesday, the truck was the center of attention at a gathering of company and elected officials who are counting on the vehicle to save lives on the battlefield and pump billions of dollars into Wisconsin’s economy.

Tuesday, the U.S. Army awarded Oshkosh Corp. a contract that could be worth up to $30 billion and provide 25 years of work to thousands of Wisconsin employees building the new truck in Oshkosh or supplying parts for it.

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