Protected, Agile – and Lethal
Oshkosh Defense is showcasing the combat effectiveness of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at IDEX.
Designed using lessons learned from the Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), the JLTV platform provides MRAP-level protection to mitigate the most prevalent threats, while delivering best-in-class off-road mobility in a highly transportable package.
“Achieving a tactical advantage on the modern battlefield requires speed and agility to get to the fight quickly, to outmanoeuvre threats and to strike fast and hard,” observed Senior Vice President, International Programs and Global Product Support, Mike Ivy. “With its payload capacity and system integration-minded design, the JLTV is built to accept a multitude of remotely-operated weapon configurations, including cannons, missiles and advanced non-kinetic weapon systems for use against both land and air threats.”
The JLTV can be configured with many weapons systems, depending on the mission or threat environment. An optional turret supports standard weapons mounts for 7.62mm manned or remotely-operated machine guns or for a variety of cannon and tube-launched missile systems. Side- or rear-mounted weapons from a wide variety of manufacturers are also seamlessly supported.
The JLTV General Purpose configuration on display at IDEX is equipped with an EOS R-400S-MK2 remote weapon station (RWS), integrated with Northrop Grumman’s M230LF 30mm lightweight chain gun to demonstrate the vehicle’s ability to support increased lethality, including a medium calibre weapon system.
“The JLTV is a premier weapons platform [….] We at Oshkosh can configure the JLTV in almost any way required for combat operations,” Ivy added.
The JLTV is available in 2-door and 4-door variants in the following configurations:
• JLTV Utility
• JLTV General Purpose
• JLTV Close Combat Weapons Carrier
• JLTV Heavy Guns Carrier