Delivering Purpose-Built Solutions for Today and Tomorrow
The Joint Tactical Light Vehicle (JLTV) featuring the SPIKE NLOS (Non-Line-Of -Sight) system and the STRYKER Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) will be prominently on display on the Oshkosh Defense booth at AUSA 2021 in Washington, DC, this week. The company is at the show celebrating several recent contract awards, highlighting its leadership in the tactical wheeled vehicle market and expansion into adjacencies, including combat vehicles.
“As we grow our portfolio, our top priority is to listen to our customers and deliver against their requirements for purpose-built solutions designed for current and future missions,” explained John Bryant, President of Oshkosh Defense. “Every vehicle and system we design, build and deliver is backed by our proven manufacturing capabilities, robust supply chain, and an experienced workforce made up of military vehicle experts that uniquely understand the complexities of the modern battlefield.”
Recent milestones include:
- The Oshkosh JLTV: International momentum continues, with orders or commitments from eight NATO, allied and coalition partners, including Belgium, Brazil, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovenia and the UK. Oshkosh Defense and Rafael also recently completed a successful live firing of the SPIKE NLOS missile from a JLTV. Also demonstrated has been a JLTV-based Remotely Operated Ground Unit for Expeditionary (ROGUE) Fires, as part of the US Navy’s large-scale exercise in which the vehicle launched a Naval Strike Missile and scored a direct hit on a target at sea. To date, Oshkosh has built more than 13,500 JLTVs, which have been fielded to over 40 locations worldwide;
- The STRYKER Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS): In June, the US Army selected the Oshkosh Defense team, which includes Pratt Miller Defense and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, to integrate the 30 mm MCWS onto the STRYKER Double V Hull Infantry Carrier Vehicle (ICVVA1). This upgrade will provide increased lethality, accuracy and range, while maintaining the mobility and survivability of the STRYKER ICVVA1;
- Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle (OMFV): In July, the US Army selected the Oshkosh Defense consortium, which includes Pratt Miller Defense, Hanwha Defense USA, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, QinetiQ Inc., and Plasan, to participate in the Concept Design Phase for the OMFV programme. This vehicle will replace the BRADLEY IFV, which has been in service since 1981, and bring transformational multi-domain operations to the fleet.
- Cold Weather All-Terrain Vehicle (CATV): In April, the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) selected Oshkosh Defense and partner, ST Engineering, to participate in the prototype phase for the US Army’s CATV. This new programme is for a tracked vehicle that operates in extreme cold weather or arctic conditions, which will replace the Small Unit Support Vehicles (SUSVs) that have been in service since the early 1980s.