Several Armed Forces Already Actively Considering Acquisition
At DSEI 2019 in London this week, Oshkosh Defense is displaying the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to what the company describes as growing interest.
“We’re very pleased to be at DSEI this week with our Joint Light Tactical Vehicle,” said Mike Ivy, Senior Vice President and General Manager, International Programs at Oshkosh Defense. “We’re even more pleased to share that international interest in the JLTV platform continues to grow.” To date, the United Kingdom, Lithuania and Slovenia have publicly expressed interest in procuring the JLTV.
“Oshkosh is committed to delivering an extremely affordable, highly connected and protected solution to our valued US allies,” Ivy added. “In fact, we’ve successfully executed several of the most challenging demonstrations and trials just this year.” The JLTV not only met but exceeded the rigorous demands it faced, including many failure-free miles both on-road and off-road. “The US Army and Marine Corps have plans to purchase 49,099 and 15,390 respectively, and now our allies know why. There is simply nothing quite like the JLTV,” Ivy concluded. The Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Combat Development and Integration also recently announced that the JLTV programme has reached Initial Operational Capability (IOC), nearly a year ahead of schedule. To date, the US government has ordered over 11,000 JLTVs and Oshkosh has delivered over 750 to the US Army and Marine Corps.
The JLTV provides US and allied forces with a next-generation, lightweight, all-terrain vehicle that is protected, mobile, transportable and connected:
- Protected: The JLTV base vehicle right off the production line provides small arms and ballistics protection. With an add-on B kit, JLTV achieves MRAP levels of protection;
- Mobile: The JLTV features the latest in suspension technologies, using the Oshkosh TAK-4i intelligent independent suspension system to deliver extreme off-road mobility and speeds that are 70% faster than today’s gold standard, the M-ATV, while maintaining the same ride quality for occupants;
- Transportable: With a curb weight under 6,350 kg, the JLTV is highly transportable while maintaining its protection and performance. The JLTV can be air transported internally by the C-130, C-5 and C-17, or externally by CH-47 and CH-53 helicopters;
- Connected: The JLTV is built with the capability to serve as a mobile command centre and features a modular, scalable open architecture system to support rapidly evolving C4ISR suites.
JLTV is on display at the Oshkosh Defense booth at DSEI, N3-650