Oshkosh Defense has displayed its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at the Dubai Airshow from Nov. 12 to 16 at the Dubai World Central in Dubai, UAE.
“Allied forces around the globe demand their military vehicles have the mobility, protection, and transportability to serve a full range of mission capabilities,” said George Mansfield, Vice President and General Manager, International at Oshkosh Defense. “The Oshkosh JLTV combines battle-proven automotive technologies, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)-levels of protection, and extreme off-road mobility in a light-weight, highly-transportable package. The JLTV offers armed forces a technological leap in capabilities that other light vehicles in the industry simply cannot match.”
Oshkosh displayed a General Purpose variant of the JLTV, equipped with a dual weapon R400 S Remote Weapon System from EOS equipped with an Orbital ATK XM914 and a M240 machine gun.
The JLTV family of vehicles is equipped with the TAK-4i intelligent independent suspension system, which is the next-generation of Oshkosh’s advanced TAK-4 independent suspension system. The TAK-4i system allows the JLTV to deliver superior ride quality at speeds 70 percent faster than today’s top-performing tactical wheeled vehicles. Additionally, the TAK-4i independent suspension system can be raised and lowered using interior operator controls to meet sea, air and land transportability requirements. The JLTV can be air transported internally by a C-130, C-5, and C-17 or externally by CH-47 and CH-53.
Under the U.S. JLTV contract, Oshkosh will produce and deliver up to 17,000 JLTVs for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. The JLTV program is scheduled to achieve full rate production authorization in Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19), at which time the vehicle would be available for foreign military sale (FMS) deliveries.