Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, showcased its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama on March 15-17, 2016.
The Oshkosh JLTV is the next-generation light tactical wheeled vehicle with an unprecedented combination of protection, mobility, transportability and net-ready systems integration that delivers the network capability of a mobile command center.
“The battlefield can generate an unpredictable combination of terrain, tactics and threats, and our troops need to stay connected wherever their missions take them,” said John Bryant, Senior Vice President of Defense Programs for Oshkosh Defense.
“JLTV is a network on wheels, representing the first time a tactical wheeled vehicle was designed from the ground up to be Net Ready. Our JLTV is now one of the most connected and protected vehicles in the fleet,” he added.
The JLTV program is a top priority for the Department of Defense, filling a critical capability gap for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy uparmored HMMWV fleet with a modern light vehicle that provides unprecedented protection and off-road mobility, as well as transportability via air, land and sea.
The JLTV production contract calls for Oshkosh to deliver a total of nearly 17,000 vehicles, as well as kits and services over an eight-year period. The Oshkosh JLTV combines the latest in automotive technologies, the innovative Oshkosh Core1080™ crew protection system, and the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system to provide the world’s fastest, most protected light military vehicle. The Oshkosh Defense JLTV is scalable and adaptable to future mission changes and unknown threats not only today, but for decades to come.
The Oshkosh JLTV is the first light tactical vehicle serving as its own mobile command center.
Oshkosh combines a proven history of vehicle design with extensive Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) and systems integration capabilities to enhance the user experience and maximize overall system performance of the JLTV.
The Oshkosh JLTV delivers a complete network solution while maintaining its payload, performance, protection, and off-road mobility. The JLTV is wired for current and future C4ISR systems to ensure the vehicle is ready-to-roll right off the production line.
Oshkosh has been a pioneer in designing, integrating, manufacturing and sustaining military vehicles with nearly 100 years of experience providing the best value to our customers. Oshkosh is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles for the U.S. Army including M-ATV, FMTV, HEMTT, PLS and HET. Oshkosh also developed the battle-tested, combat proven TAK-4® independent suspension system, which is in operation on more than 20,000 military-class vehicles.