The Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) is a system of strategically deployable vehicles that performs general resupply, ammunition resupply, maintenance and recovery, and engineer support missions. It serves as weapon systems platforms for combat, combat support and combat service support units in a tactical environment.

The Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) has a 2.5-ton capacity (cargo, van and chassis models) and a companion trailer. The Medium Tactical Vehicle (MTV) has a 5-ton capacity (cargo; long wheelbase cargo with and without materiel handling equipment; tractor; van; wrecker; 8.8-ton Load Handling System (LHS); 8.8-ton LHS trailer and 10-ton dump truck models). Three truck variants and two companion trailers, with the same payload capacity as their prime movers, provide airdrop capability. MTV also serves as the platform for the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) and resupply vehicle for PATRIOT and HIMARS. MTV operates worldwide in all weather and terrain conditions.

FMTV incorporates a vehicle data bus and Class V interactive electronic technical manual, significantly lowering operating and support costs. Units are equipped with FMTV at more than 68 locations worldwide. The newest armored version, the Long Term Armor Strategy (LTAS) A-Cabs, are in production and being fielded. The LTAS B-Kit, modern armor designed to be installed on armor-capable vehicles, is also available.


FMTV enhances crew survivability through the use of armor-capable cabs, three-point seat belts, automatic braking systems and central tire inflation capability. FMTV enhances tactical mobility and is strategically deployable in C-5, C-17 and C-130 aircraft. It reduces the Army’s logistical footprint by providing commonality of parts and components, reduced maintenance downtime, high reliability and a high operational readiness rate for the warfighter.


LMTV A1 Cargo

  • Payload: 5,000 pounds
  • Towed load: 12,000 pounds
  • Engine: Caterpillar, 6-cylinder diesel, 275 horsepower
  • Transmission: Automatic Allison Transmission
  • Drive: 4x4 (4-wheel drive)

MTV A1 Cargo

  • Payload: 10,000 pounds
  • Towed load: 21,000 pounds
  • Engine: Caterpillar, 6-cylinder diesel, 330 horsepower
  • Transmission: Automatic Allison Transmission
  • Drive: 4x4


  • FY13-FY15: Production and Deployment


  • FY16-FY17: Continue production and fielding to replace losses and modernize the fleet


Afghanistan, Canada, Djibouti, Greece, Iraq, Jordan, Macedonia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Thailand and United Arab Emirates


  • Prime: Oshkosh Corp. (Oshkosh, WI)
  • Axles: Meritor (Troy, MI)
  • Transmission: Allison Transmission (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Engine: Caterpillar Inc. (Greenville, SC)