OSHKOSH, Wis. — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will showcase the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) in Europe at the DSEI 2017 defense and security exhibition from September 12 -15, 2017. Earlier this year, the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which manages Foreign Military Sales (FMS), announced that the State Department approved the sale of Oshkosh-manufactured JLTVs through an FMS procurement to satisfy the United Kingdom’s Group 1 requirement of the Multi Role Vehicle Protected (MRV-P) Program. This is the first FMS case to be initiated since Oshkosh was awarded the U.S. contract in August of 2015 to replace up to 16,901 U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps in-service uparmored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs).
“Oshkosh is no stranger to supporting the U.K., and we are pleased to see the JLTV FMS transaction between the United States and the United Kingdom moving forward,” said George Mansfield, Vice President and General Manager, International Programs at Oshkosh Defense. “Oshkosh Defense has supported vehicle programs such as the Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) and Wheeled Tanker programs for nearly two decades in the U.K., and we look forward to many more years of continued service to the U.K. military.” The U.K. MoD fleet of Oshkosh-manufactured vehicles would reach over 1,000 vehicles with future deliveries of Oshkosh JLTV vehicles.
The U.S. JLTV program is currently in Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) and remains on-schedule, on-budget and is completing reliability and performance test activities as well as logistics supportability evaluations. The program anticipates a U.S. Department of Defense Full Rate Production (FRP) decision in fiscal year 2019. Any future international deliveries are expected to follow after U.S. FRP deliveries begin. “While we defer MRV-P program specifics like timing, quantities, and contractor requirements to the U.K. customer, Oshkosh is committed to delivering an affordable, networked, protected mobility solution to our valued British ally, and continuing to strengthen our transatlantic relationship,” Mansfield concluded.
The JLTV will provide U.S. and allied forces around the globe with a next generation, lightweight, all-terrain vehicle that is protected, connected, tested, transportable, affordable and flexible.
- Protected: The JLTV base vehicle (right off the production line) provides small arms and ballistics protection. With an add-on B kit, JLTV achieves MRAP levels of protection.
- Mobile: The JLTV combines the latest in suspension technologies, using the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system to deliver off-road speeds that are 70% faster than today’s gold standard, the M-ATV, while maintaining the same ride quality for occupants.
- Transportable: Weighing less than 6,350 kg (14,000 lbs) at curb weight, the JLTV is highly transportable while maintaining its protection or performance. The JLTV can be air transported internally by a C-130, C-5 and C-17, or externally by CH-47 and CH-53.
- Connected: The JLTV is brings the network to the mission—it is wired for current and future C4 systems to ensure the vehicle are ready-to-roll right off the production line. The JLTV is built with the capability to serve as a mobile command center. The JLTV features a modular, scalable open architecture system to support rapidly evolving C4ISR suites on the Government’s secure network.
- Tested: The Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) Testing was a comprehensive 14 month program consisting of performance, durability, and survivability tests.
- Interoperable: The JLTV was designed to adapt for future missions. Inherent to its design, the vehicle will allow interoperability and force multiplication between allied forces such as the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF), on behalf of international organizations such as the UN or NATO.
The Oshkosh JLTV will be on display in the Oshkosh Defense booth #N4-165 at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) from September 12 through September 15 at the ExCel Centre, London, U.K.
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 celebrating 100 years of business and making a difference in people’s lives in 2017. Oshkosh is a global leader in designing and manufacturing 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®. Since the Company’s humble beginnings, Oshkosh has grown in size and global footprint. Today, Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries and are recognized around the world for quality, durability and innovation. Oshkosh Corporation is a different integrated global industrial committed to making a difference for customers, shareholders, our communities and the environment. For more information, please visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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