Oshkosh Showcases JLTV at Modern Day Marine
Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will be displaying the newest member of the Marine Corps vehicle fleet, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), at Modern Day Marine in Quantico, Va. September 22-24, 2015. The Oshkosh JLTV represents the next generation of light tactical vehicles with unmatched protection, off-road mobility, reliability and modularity – at an affordable cost.
“Marines are a go anywhere, do anything force and they need a transportable vehicle that supports the most demanding missions and gets them back home safely,” said USMC Colonel John Bryant (Ret), senior vice president of defense programs for Oshkosh Defense. “The Oshkosh JLTV provides Marines with the protection of a light tank, the underbody protection of an MRAP, the network capability of a mobile command center and the off-road mobility of a Baja 1000 racer. Marines have never before had this much capability in a light vehicle.”
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The JLTV program fills a critical capability gap for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy HMMWV fleet with a light tactical vehicle with far superior protection and off-road mobility. The Oshkosh JLTV combines the latest in automotive technologies, the Oshkosh Core1080™ crew protection approach, and the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system to provide the world’s fastest, most protected light military vehicle. The Oshkosh JLTV proved, through extensive U.S. Government testing and evaluation, that it’s the most capable light vehicle on the planet.
What U.S. Marines can expect from their new Oshkosh JLTV:
- A vehicle 1/3 smaller and lighter than the M-ATV
- Off-road speeds 70 percent faster than today’s gold standard, the M-ATV
- A modular design that can be quickly and efficiently outfitted for a full range of missions
- Fully transportable by sea or air, such as a CH-53
- Network ready and VICTORY compliant
- Superior ride quality
Oshkosh has been a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps for nearly 60 years, including the M-ATV, LVSR, MTVR, P-19R, as well as Contractor Logistics Support programs. Oshkosh also has over a decade of experience developing TerraMax™ UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) technology for tactical vehicles, working with many leading academic and industry organizations to support development and evaluations for government agencies such as DARPA, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, TARDEC and the Office of Naval Research.
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