OSHKOSH DEFENSE SHOWCASES THE JOINT LIGHT TACTICAL VEHICLE IN THE UK AT DVD
OSHKOSH, Wis. (September 6, 2016) – Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will showcase its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at the Dynamic Vehicle Demonstration (DVD) on September 7-8, 2016 in Bedfordshire, UK at Millbrook Proving Grounds.
“The JLTV programme presents an opportunity for U.S. allies to provide their troops with the world’s most capable light tactical vehicle – at an affordable cost,” said John Bryant, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense. “During the U.S. JLTV competition, Oshkosh presented a solution for vehicles, C4ISR integration, kits and trailers that achieved the highest ratings for performance and value throughout an exhaustive, multi-year testing and evaluation effort. From a technical performance, cost and operational capability standpoint, JLTV is the overall best value on the market for light tactical vehicles.”
About the U.S. JLTV Programme
The U.S. JLTV programme fills a critical capability gap by replacing a large portion of the legacy uparmored HMMWV fleet with a modern light protected vehicle. The JLTV provides unprecedented protection and off-road mobility, as well as transportability via air, land and sea. The U.S. JLTV production contract calls for Oshkosh to deliver a total of approximately 17,000 fully integrated vehicles, as well as kits and services over an eight-year period, with the first vehicle delivery in October 2016.
The Oshkosh JLTV Technical Capabilities
The Oshkosh JLTV delivers the latest in automotive technologies, the Oshkosh Core1080™ crew protection system, and the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system to provide the ultimate combination of protection and mobility. The JLTV Family of Vehicles is comprised of two variants, a two seat and a four seat variant, as well as a companion trailer. The two seat variant has one base vehicle platform, the Utility. The four seat variant has two base vehicle platforms, the General Purpose and the Close Combat Weapons Carrier. The JLTV-General Purpose is also available in a Heavy Guns Carrier configuration.
The Oshkosh JLTV is scalable and adaptable to future missions and unknown threats for decades to come. Here’s what troops can expect from their 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 or aircraft with similar capabilities
- Network ready to seamlessly integrate a full suite of C4ISR and weapons systems
- Superior ride quality
Oshkosh Serving the UK
Oshkosh Corporation has been serving the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) since 2001 with equipment and vehicles for a variety of missions including military operations, maintenance and materiel handling, fire and emergency response, and general utility roles.
- Oshkosh Defense serves the MoD’s Wheeled Tanker and Heavy Equipment Transporter programmes, including the provision of integrated logistics support and sustainment
- Oshkosh Airport Products provide the Striker, an airport rescue and firefighting (ARFF) vehicle to Manchester Airport, Cardiff Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, and Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
In addition, JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corporation company, provides a full range of access equipment including electric and hybrid boom lifts, vertical lifts, scissors lifts, stock pilers, and telehandlers to serve customers in the UK.
“Oshkosh operations in the UK include engineering and product support services for the MoD, municipal and commercial customers,” said Bryant. “We have a broad portfolio of high performance equipment, vehicles and sustainment solutions that are well-suited to serve the UK’s mission requirements.”
Jointly sponsored by the British Army Headquarters and the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), DVD is a forum for industry and Ministry of Defence personnel involved in the Land Equipment sector to advance ideas about the current and future capabilities needed for defense operations. Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available to discuss the Oshkosh JLTV, and the company’s portfolio of vehicles, technologies and integration capabilities at Chalet OR-29 at DVD 2016.
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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