As announced last Tuesday, March 12th, the US Marine Corps has tapped Mack Defense to develop the next generation of its Medium Tactical Truck (MTT) fleet. A subsidiary of Mack Trucks, this 12-month contract marks a significant step towards modernizing the Corps’ logistical capabilities.

Replacing the Old Faithful Oshkosh

The Marines recently inked a deal with Mack Defense, and it’s not for a sweet ride home on leave (although, wouldn’t that be awesome?).

This 12-month contract is all about serious business—upgrading the workhorse trucks that keep the Corps rolling in combat zones.

Remember those trusty Oshkosh Medium Tactical Vehicles (MTVs) that hauled everything from ammo to chow in the field?

Well, after years of loyal service, it’s time for them to retire to a well-deserved truck graveyard (or maybe a museum? resell to allied countries, perhaps?).

The Marines are looking to level up their logistical game with a brand new fleet of MTTs built by Mack Defense.

Mack MTT
Medium Tactical Truck (Image source: Mack Defense)

Built to Conquer Any Terrain (Except Maybe a Monster Truck Rally)

Think of these new MTTs as the ultimate off-road beasts.

We’re talking about a 70 percent dirt, 30 percent pavement kind of deal.