OSHKOSH, Wis. --- Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company will exhibit the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at Eurosatory in Paris, France June 11-15, 2018. The JLTV is the next-generation light tactical wheeled vehicle that delivers unmatched protection, speed and off-road mobility never before seen on today’s battlefield.
In July 2017, the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which manages Foreign Military Sales (FMS), announced that the State Department approved the sale of Oshkosh-designed and manufactured JLTVs through the FMS process to satisfy the United Kingdom’s Group 1 requirement for the Multi Role Vehicle Protected (MRV-P) Program. This is the first FMS case to be initiated since Oshkosh was awarded the U.S. contract in August of 2015 to replace up to 16,901 U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps in-service uparmored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs).
“The robust protection and mobility of the JLTV clearly make it a great candidate for global light TWV requirements,” said Mike Ivy, Sr. Vice President of International Programs and Global Product Support at Oshkosh Defense. “We can tailor the vehicle to meet specific customer requirements to optimize performance in virtually any operating environment. Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to demonstrate the JLTV in the United Kingdom for the British Ministry of Defence as well as many of our allies in the region. The feedback received from our customers was incredibly positive. We look forward to continuing to work with them to bring this revolutionary vehicle to forces around the world.”
The JLTV will provide U.S. and allied forces around the globe with a next generation, lightweight, all-terrain vehicle that is protected, mobile, and proven.
-- Protected: The JLTV base vehicle (right off the production line) provides small arms and ballistics protection. With an add-on B kit, the JLTV achieves levels of protection equivalent to the base M-ATV.
-- Mobile: The JLTV combines the latest in suspension technologies, using the Oshkosh TAK-4i intelligent independent suspension system to deliver off-road speeds that are 70% faster than today’s gold standard, the M-ATV.
--Proven: Working closely with our government customer, we have completed Reliability Qualification Testing, accumulating over 100,000 miles, exceeding requirements.
The JLTV program office expects the first Army unit equipped by mid-FY19 and both the Army and Marine Corps to achieve Initial Operating Capability (IOC) in early FY20. To date, Oshkosh has manufactured over 2,000 JLTVs and has delivered over 1,600 to the U.S. customer.
Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available to discuss the Oshkosh JLTV, and the company’s portfolio of leading tactical wheeled vehicles, technologies and integration capabilities at Eurosatory booth #D629.
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. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company.