WASHINGTON — Oshkosh Defense has received a contract for 322 Command and Liaison Vehicles from Belgium, the company announced Oct. 13 at the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference held virtually this year.
“Oshkosh Defense is honored that Belgium has chosen to equip its armed forces with the Oshkosh CLV”, John Bryant, Oshkosh Defense president, said in the statement. “The Oshkosh CLV offers Belgian soldiers the world’s most advanced light military vehicle, delivering next-generation levels of protection, off-road mobility, speed, transportability, and seamless operational and logistical interoperability with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies,” he said.
“The Belgian Defence opted for a worldwide competition in which “money for value” was the only criterion,” Col. Filip De Varé, land systems director, said. “The CLV will be integrated in the CaMo program, an international partnership between the French and Belgian land forces.”
The Belgian buy is the first large direct commercial