Oshkosh Defense Showcases JLTV at Modern Day Marine
JLTV Offers Next Generation Protection, Mobility to Support Future Marine Corps Missions
OSHKOSH, Wis. (Sept. 22, 2015) — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will be displaying the newest member of the Marine Corps vehicle fleet, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), at Modern Day Marine in Quantico, Va. September 22-24, 2015. The Oshkosh JLTV represents the next generation of light tactical vehicles with unmatched protection, off-road mobility, reliability and modularity – at an affordable cost.
“Marines are a go anywhere, do anything force and they need a transportable vehicle that supports the most demanding missions and gets them back home safely,” said USMC Colonel John Bryant (Ret), senior vice president of defense programs for Oshkosh Defense. “The Oshkosh JLTV provides Marines with the protection of a light tank, the underbody protection of an MRAP, the network capability of a mobile command center and the off-road mobility of a Baja 1000 racer. Marines have never before had this much capability in a light vehicle.”
The JLTV program fills a critical capability gap for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy HMMWV fleet with a light tactical vehicle with far superior protection and off-road mobility. The Oshkosh JLTV combines the latest in automotive technologies, the Oshkosh Core1080™ crew protection approach, and the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system to provide the world’s fastest, most protected light military vehicle. The Oshkosh JLTV proved, through extensive U.S. Government testing and evaluation, that it’s the most capable light vehicle on the planet.
What U.S. Marines can expect from their new Oshkosh JLTV:
- A vehicle 1/3 smaller and lighter than the M-ATV
- Off-road speeds 70 percent faster than today’s gold standard, the M-ATV
- A modular design that can be quickly and efficiently outfitted for a full range of missions
- Fully transportable by sea or air, such as a CH-53
- Network ready and VICTORY compliant
- Superior ride quality
Oshkosh has been a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps for nearly 60 years, including the M-ATV, LVSR, MTVR, P-19R, as well as Contractor Logistics Support programs. Oshkosh also has over a decade of experience developing TerraMax™ UGV (unmanned ground vehicle) technology for tactical vehicles, working with many leading academic and industry organizations to support development and evaluations for government agencies such as DARPA, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, TARDEC and the Office of Naval Research.
Oshkosh leadership will be available to discuss the company’s full portfolio of USMC vehicles, technologies and services at Modern Day Marine booth #2500.
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 specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military 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 in businesses 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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