OSHKOSH, Wis. --- Oshkosh Defense, LLC will showcase its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at the Dynamic Vehicle Demonstration (DVD) on September 7-8, 2016 in Bedfordshire, UK at Millbrook Proving Grounds.
“The JLTV programme presents an opportunity for U.S. allies to provide their troops with the world’s most capable light tactical vehicle – at an affordable cost,” said John Bryant, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense. “During the U.S. JLTV competition, Oshkosh presented a solution for vehicles, C4ISR integration, kits and trailers that achieved the highest ratings for performance and value throughout an exhaustive, multi-year testing and evaluation effort. From a technical performance, cost and operational capability standpoint, JLTV is the overall best value on the market for light tactical vehicles.”
The U.S. JLTV programme fills a critical capability gap by replacing a large portion of the legacy uparmored HMMWV fleet with a modern light protected vehicle. The JLTV provides unprecedented protection and off-road mobility, as well as transportability via air, land and sea. The U.S. JLTV production contract calls for Oshkosh to deliver a total of approximately 17,000 fully integrated vehicles, as well as kits and services over an eight-year period, with the first vehicle delivery in October 2016.
The Oshkosh JLTV Technical Capabilities
The Oshkosh JLTV delivers the latest in automotive technologies, the Oshkosh Core1080™ crew protection system, and the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system to provide the ultimate combination of protection and mobility. The JLTV Family of Vehicles is comprised of two variants, a two seat and a four seat variant, as well as a companion trailer. The two seat variant has one base vehicle platform, the Utility. The four seat variant has two base vehicle platforms, the General Purpose and the Close Combat Weapons Carrier. The JLTV-General Purpose is also available in a Heavy Guns Carrier configuration.
The Oshkosh JLTV is scalable and adaptable to future missions and unknown threats for decades to come. Here’s what troops can expect from their JLTVs:
-- A vehicle 1/3 smaller and 1/3 lighter than the Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle,
-- Off-road speeds 70 percent faster than today’s gold standard, the Oshkosh M-ATV
-- A modular design that can be quickly and efficiently outfitted for a full range of missions
-- High power-to-weight ratio for rapid acceleration – on and off grade
-- Fully transportable by air or sea, such as C130, CH-53 and CH-47 or aircraft with similar capabilities
-- Network ready to seamlessly integrate a full suite of C4ISR and weapons systems
-- Superior ride quality
Oshkosh Corporation has been serving the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) since 2001 with equipment and vehicles for a variety of missions including military operations, maintenance and materiel handling, fire and emergency response, and general utility roles.
“Oshkosh operations in the UK include engineering and product support services for the MoD, municipal and commercial customers,” said Bryant. “We have a broad portfolio of high performance equipment, vehicles and sustainment solutions that are well-suited to serve the UK’s mission requirements.”
Jointly sponsored by the British Army Headquarters and the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), DVD is a forum for industry and Ministry of Defence personnel involved in the Land Equipment sector to advance ideas about the current and future capabilities needed for defense operations. Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available to discuss the Oshkosh JLTV, and the company’s portfolio of vehicles, technologies and integration capabilities at Chalet OR-29 at DVD 2016.
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company.