Oshkosh Defense to Showcase the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) for First Time at IDET 2019
OSHKOSH, Wis. (May 28, 2019) — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company will exhibit the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) for the first time at the International Fair of Defence and Security Technology (IDET) in Brno, Czech Republic May 29-31. 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.
“Combat operations require military units to be mobile, fast, lethal, protected and connected and the JLTV is a perfect fit for today’s mission requirements, as well as the needs of the future,” said Mike Ivy, senior vice president of international programs and global product support for Oshkosh Defense. “In addition to a highly adaptable weapons platform, the JLTV is a network on wheels, representing the first time a tactical wheeled vehicle was designed from the ground up to be Net Ready for communications in denied environments.”
The benefits of the JLTV to the international community include fleet commonality among coalition forces as well as a vehicle that has already undergone rigorous U.S. Army and Marine Corps testing, making the JLTV primed for a variety of mission requirements. The JLTV reliability was assessed at more than double the specification requirement after 100,000 miles of U.S. Government Reliability Qualification Testing. International forces will also discover economies of scale given the U.S. military’s planned order sizes. Several countries have publicly expressed interest in procuring the JLTV, including Lithuania, Slovenia, and the United Kingdom.
Additional features of the JLTV include:
- Scalability and flexibility: The highly flexible JLTV is uniquely suited for mission adaptability in the field, able to accept additional armor depending on mission need. With its payload capacity, the JLTV can take on the enemy with a multitude of remotely operated weapon configurations including cannons, missiles and advanced non-kinetic weapon systems for use against land and air threats.
- Mobility and protection: The JLTV combines scalable crew protection system and the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system to provide an agile, fast and protected light tactical vehicle.
- Net Ready: The JLTV’s integrated network means the equipment and systems within the vehicle can be used independently or be interoperable to provide a common operational picture.
Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available to discuss the Oshkosh JLTV and the company’s portfolio of vehicles, technologies and integration capabilities at IDET booth #076-077.
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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About Oshkosh Corporation
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®.
Today, Oshkosh Corporation is a Fortune 500 Company with manufacturing operations on four continents. Its products are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation and can be found in more than 150 countries around the globe. As a different integrated global industrial, Oshkosh is committed to making a difference for team members, customers, shareholders, communities and the environment. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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