OSHKOSH, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, is featuring the winning Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at AUSA in Washington, D.C. October 12-14, 2015. Oshkosh’s JLTV is the next-generation light military vehicle delivering an exceptional combination of troop protection, transportability, off-road mobility, speed, power and life-cycle value.
“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,” said U.S. Army Major General (Retired) John M. Urias, executive vice president of Oshkosh Corporation and president of Oshkosh Defense. “Our Warfighters, who are courageously serving our country, deserve the most capable vehicle. We are honored that the U.S. Army and Marine Corps selected the Oshkosh JLTV as the best vehicle to serve their missions.”
The Oshkosh JLTV combines the latest in automotive technologies, the 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 JLTV will revolutionize how our Soldiers and Marines get to the fight,” said Urias. “It has been extensively tested and is proven to provide the ballistic protection of a light tank, the underbody protection of an MRAP-class vehicle, the network capability of a mobile command center, and the off-road mobility of a Baja racer. Looking beyond today’s requirements, our JLTV was designed with room for future requirements as operating environments may rapidly evolve.”
U.S. Soldiers and Marines can expect:
- A vehicle 1/3 smaller and lighter than the Oshkosh 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 C130, CH-53 and CH-47
- Network ready and VICTORY compliant
- Superior ride quality
Oshkosh has been a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles for the U.S. Army for nearly 75 years, including the 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 on the second floor at AUSA in booth #6643.
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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