08.25.15

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on Oshkosh Defense Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin released the following statement after the Pentagon today announced that Oshkosh Defense will build the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). Senator Baldwin has been a champion for Oshkosh Defense in the Senate, supporting legislation to fund and move the JLTV project forward.

“Oshkosh Defense has long-provided our men and women in uniform with the safest and highest quality vehicles as they fight on an ever-evolving battlefield. I am proud of everyone at Oshkosh Defense for putting together this winning bid that will ensure our troops continue to operate Made in Wisconsin equipment,” said Senator Baldwin. 

“At Oshkosh, we have been building tactical vehicles right here in Wisconsin for the Department of Defense for 90 years.   Our employees know that our Warfighters’ lives may one day depend on Oshkosh vehicles to get them to the fight, complete the mission, and get them home safely.  Winning the JLTV production contract is an enormous responsibility that we are honored to accept,” said John M. Urias, U.S. Army Major General (Retired), Oshkosh Corporation Executive Vice President and President of Oshkosh Defense.