The next generation of light vehicles maximizes sea, air and land transportability and protection
OSHKOSH, Wis. - Monday, May 9th 2016 [ME NewsWire]
(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will feature its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition (SOFEX), taking place May 10-12 in Amman, Jordan. 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 JLTV will replace a large portion of the aging uparmored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) fleet to fill a capability gap in light vehicle fleets,” said Bill Mooney, regional vice president of Middle East and North Africa for Oshkosh Defense. “Our vehicle will give soldiers the next-generation light tactical vehicle with greater protection, transportability, and off-road mobility.”
Weighing less than 6,350 kg at curb weight, the JLTV maintains MRAP levels of protection. The JLTV uses the TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system, the next-generation of Oshkosh’s advanced TAK-4® independent suspension system, to deliver 25 percent improved wheel travel while providing improved ride quality for soldiers.
Additionally, the TAK-4i can be raised and lowered using interior operator controls to meet sea, air, and land transportability requirements. The JLTV can be air transported internally by a C-130, C-5 and C-17, or externally by CH-47 and CH-53.
Based on the Oshkosh Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) platform, the Oshkosh JLTV is the U.S. Department of Defense’s choice to replace the U.S. fleet of uparmored HMMWV for the Army and Marine Corps. The Oshkosh JLTV has the latest in automotive technologies, as well as the Oshkosh Core1080™ crew protection system, which is an occupant-centric, comprehensive systems engineering approach that considers every inch of the vehicle with respect to crew protection in the event of blast events.
For nearly 100 years, Oshkosh has been a pioneer in designing, integrating, manufacturing and sustaining military vehicles including a full portfolio of heavy, medium, MRAP, aircraft rescue and fire fighting (ARFF), and light vehicles. Oshkosh serves armed forces around the globe and has produced and sustained more than 150,000 tactical wheeled vehicles for the United States and its allies.
Oshkosh has been supporting militaries in the Middle East for nearly 30 years and has a well-established presence, with offices in the United Arab Emirates and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Countries throughout the region, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq and Oman, rely on Oshkosh vehicles every day for tactical and logistical operations.
Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available to discuss the Oshkosh JLTV, and the company’s portfolio of vehicles, technologies, and integration capabilities at SOFEX booth #B630.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide by rental companies, concrete placement and refuse collection businesses, fire & emergency departments, municipal and airport services and defense forces, where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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