Oshkosh Defense to Showcase Winning JLTV at AUSA Global Force Symposium

March 15, 2016 |

JLTV Delivers Unmatched Protection, Transportability, Mobility and Network Capability

OSHKOSH, Wis., (March 15, 2016) Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will showcase its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Global Force Symposium in Huntsville, Ala. on March 15-17, 2016. 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.

“The battlefield can generate an unpredictable combination of terrain, tactics and threats, and our troops need to stay connected wherever their missions take them,” said John Bryant, senior vice president of Defense Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “JLTV is a network on wheels, representing the first time a tactical wheeled vehicle was designed from the ground up to be  Net Ready.  Our JLTV is now one of the most connected and protected vehicles in the fleet.”

The Oshkosh JLTV

The JLTV program is a top priority for the Department of Defense, filling a critical capability gap for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy uparmored HMMWV fleet with a modern light vehicle that provides unprecedented protection and off-road mobility, as well as transportability via air, land and sea.  The JLTV production contract calls for Oshkosh to deliver a total of nearly 17,000 vehicles, as well as kits and services over an eight-year period. The Oshkosh JLTV combines the latest in automotive technologies, the innovative Oshkosh Core1080™ crew protection system, and the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system to provide the world’s fastest, most protected light military vehicle. The Oshkosh Defense JLTV is scalable and adaptable to future mission changes and unknown threats not only today, but for decades to come.

U.S. Soldiers and Marines can expect:

  • A vehicle 1/3 smaller and 1/3 lighter than the Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (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
  • Banks® 866T, 6.6 Liter Turbo Diesel Engine, based on GM® Duramax® architecture
  • Fully transportable by air or sea, such as C130, CH-53 and CH-47
  • Network ready and VICTORY compliant
  • Superior ride quality

Bringing the Network to the JLTV Mission

The Oshkosh JLTV is the first light tactical vehicle serving as its own mobile command center.

Oshkosh combines a proven history of vehicle design with extensive Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) and systems integration capabilities to enhance the user experience and maximize overall system performance of the JLTV. The Oshkosh Net Ready solution fully integrates the following elements:

  • Weapon systems
  • Exportable power
  • IED defeat
  • Navigation
  • Situational awareness
  • Communication and control

The Oshkosh JLTV delivers a complete network solution while maintaining its payload, performance, protection, and off-road mobility. The JLTV is wired for current and future C4ISR systems to ensure the vehicle is ready-to-roll right off the production line.

Oshkosh has been a pioneer in designing, integrating, manufacturing and sustaining military vehicles with nearly 100 years of experience providing the best value to our customers. Oshkosh is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles for the U.S. Army including M-ATV, FMTV, HEMTT, PLS and HET. Oshkosh also developed the battle-tested, combat proven TAK-4® independent suspension system, which is in operation on more than 20,000 military-class vehicles.

Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available to discuss the company’s vehicles, technologies and services at AUSA Global Force Symposium in booth #1327.

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.

GM and DURAMAX are registered trademarks owned by General Motors, LLC.  Banks is a registered mark owned by Gale Banks.  All other trademarks are owned by Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.

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