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Oshkosh details L-ATV progress in JLTV bid

22nd July 2014 - 10:15 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Oshkosh Defense entry for the US military’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) competition has successfully completed 200,000 miles and all requirements for Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) testing under the programme’s Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase.

Oshkosh’s bid for the contract is the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV). The company delivered 22 fully integrated JLTV prototypes for government testing in August 2013, and has so far completed every programme milestone successfully. EMD military testing, training and support will run through to November.

The L-ATV has a lightweight, compact design to provide advanced protection, off-road mobility, maneuverability and speed. The vehicle has been designed to be highly survivable and can operate in a range of threat levels and terrains.

John Urias, executive vice president, Oshkosh Corporation, and president, Oshkosh Defense, said: ‘The nature of warfare has changed, and future battlefields will bring an unpredictable combination of terrain, tactics and threats. The JLTV programme fills a critical capability gap between the HMMWV and larger MRAP vehicles in service today. The Oshkosh JLTV solution will equip our troops with a new generation of off-road mobility and protection they need to accomplish their missions.’

Oshkosh received the EMD phase contract in 2012 alongside AM General and Lockheed Martin.

Urias added: ‘Oshkosh is prepared to begin JLTV low rate initial production immediately should the company be awarded the production contract. We believe that no other light tactical vehicle platform offers a comparable combination of proven technology, systems integration and manufacturing readiness at an affordable cost.’

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