The next generation of light vehicles will replace HMMWVs with greater protection, speed and off-road mobility in a very transportable package
OSHKOSH, Wis. - Monday, June 13th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will showcase its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at Eurosatory on June 13-17 in Paris, France. The Oshkosh JLTV is the next-generation light tactical wheeled vehicle that delivers unmatched protection, speed and off-road mobility over the most demanding terrain to safely transport soldiers during their missions.
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Based on the Oshkosh Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) platform, the Oshkosh JLTV is the U.S. Department of Defense’s choice to replace the U.S. fleet of uparmored HMMWVs for the Army and Marine Corps.
“There is simply no comparison between the HMMWV and JLTV—our JLTV sets a new standard for light vehicle protection and off-road mobility,” said John Bryant, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense. “The JLTVs that we are building today are the result of years of development and rigorous U.S. Government testing, which has resulted in the highest performance ever achieved in a light tactical wheeled vehicle.”
The combination of the JLTV’s powerful drive train and TAK-4i™ suspension enables soldiers to travel off-road at speeds that are 70% faster than today’s gold standard. Additionally, the TAK-4i can be raised and lowered using interior operator controls to maximize sea, air and land transportability. The JLTV can be air transported internally by a C-130, C-5, C-17 or externally by CH-47 and CH-53, and other aircraft with similar characteristics used by international militaries.
The Oshkosh JLTV has the latest technologies, as well as unprecedented protection. With the Oshkosh Core1080™ crew protection system, every inch of the vehicle is designed to save lives during blasts, IED events, and other threatening situations. Core1080 is an occupant-centric, comprehensive systems engineering approach that considers every component and technology to protect the crew, optimize readiness and effectively complete every mission.
For nearly 100 years, Oshkosh has been a pioneer in designing, integrating, manufacturing and sustaining military vehicles including a full portfolio of heavy, medium, MRAP, aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF), and light vehicles. Oshkosh serves armed forces around the globe and has produced and sustained more than 150,000 tactical wheeled vehicles for the United States and its allies including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Jordan, Oman, Greece, Turkey and Egypt.
Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available to discuss the Oshkosh JLTV, and the company’s portfolio of vehicles, technologies and integration capabilities at Eurosatory booth #D608.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse collection businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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