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Why the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is a leader in the field

18th January 2024 - 14:09 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London


Tens of thousands of JLTVs are in service worldwide and more are on the way. (Image: Oshkosh)

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is becoming the dominant platform in its class as it replaces most of the massive US Army and USMC fleets of HMMWV 4x4s, the legendary Humvee. Shephard dives deep into the JLTV programme background and analyses the latest variants contracts, including the controversial production switch to AM General and the continued contacts still heading Oshkosh's way.

Shephard Defence Insight notes a that range of European countries such as Belgium, Italy, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and the UK, as well as Brazil, have signed deals, begun to take deliveries or to kick the JLTV’s tyres, as the US Navy (USN) receives vehicles and US Air Force (USAF) considers its options.

The vehicle type is set to become as iconic as its predecessor, a heads-up to all and sundry that US boots or those of its allies and customers are in town and on the ground. All for a vehicle which first rolled off the

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Damian Kemp


Damian Kemp

Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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