OSHKOSH DEFENSE DISPLAYS NEW MARINE CORPS VEHICLE PROGRAMS AT MODERN DAY MARINE 2016
Oshkosh vehicles provide new levels of protection and off-road mobility for the Marine Corps’ expeditionary mission requirements .
OSHKOSH, Wis., (September 26, 2016) — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will feature the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) and Extendable Boom Fork Lift-Modernized (EBFL-M) at this year’s Modern Day Marine military expo, September 27-29 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia.
The Oshkosh JLTV will replace 5,500 of the U.S. Marine Corps’ uparmored HMMWVs. JLTV delivers unmatched performance, protection, networking and off-road mobility in a light vehicle package to support Marines as they perform missions outside the wire. Designed with room for growth as threats evolve, the JLTV’s scalable design is able to adapt to future requirements
The Oshkosh JLTV on display at MDM is outfitted with an EOS R-400S-MK2 remote weapon system integrated with Orbital ATK’s M230 LF 30 mm lightweight automatic chain gun to demonstrate the vehicle’s ability to support increased lethality including a medium caliber weapon system.
Here’s what Marines can expect from their new JLTVs:
- A vehicle 1/3 smaller and 1/3 lighter than the Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle, or M-ATV
- Off-road speeds 70 percent faster than today’s gold standard, the Oshkosh M-ATV
- A modular design that can be quickly and efficiently outfitted for a full range of missions
- High power-to-weight ratio for rapid acceleration – on and off grade
- Fully transportable by air or sea, such as C130, CH-53 and CH-47
- Network ready and VICTORY compliant to seamlessly integrate a full suite of C4ISR and weapons systems
- Superior ride quality
Oshkosh will also display the EBFL-M, which modernizes the original EBFL configuration to provide greater operator protection, power and mobility. The air transportable EBFL-M can handle loads up to 11,000 lbs. and traverse rough terrain on Marine Corps forward operating bases.
“Oshkosh is proud to continue its longstanding role of equipping today’s Marine with a broad range of purpose-built vehicles, engineered to support the mission,” said Pat Williams, Oshkosh Defense vice president of U.S. Army and Marine Corps Programs. “Our team is committed to supporting Marines during their most challenging missions, from forward combat operations to logistics to aircraft rescue and fire response.”
Oshkosh also provides the Marine Corps a full range of vehicle sustainment, modernization and repair services. After thousands of mission miles in the most rugged terrain and adverse conditions, vehicle components may need to be repaired, refurbished or updated. Oshkosh is dedicated to providing life cycle management, readiness and modernization services that keep vehicles running at peak performance and up-to-date with the most advanced technologies and protection available.
Oshkosh Defense leaders will be available at MDM in booth 2504 to discuss the company’s full range of vehicles, technologies and aftermarket support for the U.S. Marine Corps.
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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