Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), successfully demonstrated its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) prototypes at an event hosted by the U.S. JLTV Joint Program Office in Quantico, VA. During the demonstration, the Oshkosh JLTV prototypes completed the military’s severe off-road track (SORT) without fail, allowing military and congressional leaders to observe and experience a new generation of light vehicle mobility and protection.
“Experience has taught us that the very nature of warfare has changed – and the JLTV program is addressing the fact that our troops need a light, protected vehicle that can perform on any number of future battlefields with unpredictable conditions and threats,” said John Bryant, senior vice president of Defense Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “The military SORT simulated difficult conditions and allowed Oshkosh to demonstrate our vehicle’s exceptional power and agility while maneuvering steep inclines, hairpin turns and rugged terrain.”
As a participant in the JLTV Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase, Oshkosh has completed manufacturing of its 22 JLTV prototypes – which were built on an active manufacturing line by a highly-skilled Oshkosh workforce using Lean processes and a proven quality management system. The Oshkosh JLTV prototypes, which will be delivered to the government in August, include both the 4-door multi-purpose variant and the 2-door utility variant.
“The entire Oshkosh team – from engineering to supply chain to manufacturing – is absolutely committed to the JLTV program. It was amazing to see the first JLTV prototype make its way down a warm assembly line, start right up and drive off the line – as if we’ve been making them for years,” said Bryant. “Our truck’s performance at the JLTV demonstration reflects a deep commitment to our troops and a true understanding of the critical role this vehicle will play in protecting them.”
Source: Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK)
Date: Jun 17, 2013