Oshkosh Defense Brings JLTVs Packed with Firepower to Modern Day Marine 2018
September 25, 2018 | JLTV
With its payload capacity and systems integration-minded design, the JLTV can pack a lethal punch with a multitude of remotely-operated weapon configurations.
OSHKOSH, Wis. (September 25, 2018) – Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will showcase three variants of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at Modern Day Marine Expo 2018. The vehicles will be on display at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia from Tuesday, September 25 through Thursday, September 27.
The 4-door JLTV will be outfitted with the Kongsberg Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) with the Javelin Integration Kit (JIK) and .50 Caliber Machine Gun. The 2-door variant will house the Boeing Compact Laser Weapon System (CLWS) and Kongsberg CROWS Low-Profile Remote Weapon Station (RWS) with a .50 Caliber Machine Gun. A third JLTV will be on display in the Kongsberg booth #2825, integrated with a Kongsberg PROTECTOR II RWS with XM914 Lightweight 30mm Cannon, JIK, and 7.62 coax machine gun.
“The JLTV, which is scheduled to be fielded with Marines in 2019, will provide the force with capabilities it’s never seen before in a light tactical vehicle. It’s light, mobile, protected, and flexible enough to accept any combination of weapons systems necessary for each mission,” said George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of joint programs, Oshkosh Defense. “We are incredibly excited to see this vehicle fielded and in the hands of our Marines.”
According to the Marine Corps, fielding for the JLTV will begin in spring 2019. In all, the Army plans to purchase 49,000 JLTVs and the Marine Corps will purchase 9,091.
Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available at Modern Day Marine in booth #2403 to discuss the JLTV, and the company’s full portfolio of leading tactical wheeled vehicles, technologies, and integration capabilities.
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].
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Founded in 1917, Oshkosh Corporation is more than 100 years strong and continues to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh brings together a unique set of integrated capabilities and diverse end markets that, when combined with the Company’s MOVE strategy and positive long-term outlook, illustrate why Oshkosh is a different integrated global industrial. The Company is a leader in designing, manufacturing and servicing a broad range of access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency, military and specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®.
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