DSEI 2019: Oshkosh Defense showcases JLTV fitted with remote weapon station

American Company Oshkosh Defense showcases the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) fitted with a remotely operated weapon station at DSEI 2019 the International Defense and Security Exhibition in London, UK.

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Oshkosh Defense JLTV fitted with Remote Weapon Station at DSEI 2019, International Defense and Security Exhibition in London, UK. (Picture source Army Recognition)

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is a United States military (specifically U.S. Army, USSOCOM, and U.S. Marine Corps) program to part-replace the Humvee light tactical vehicle with a family of more survivable vehicles with greater payload. At DSEI 2019, the JLTV is showed at the booth of Oshkosh Defense fitted with a remotely operated weapon station armed with 12.7mm heavy machine gun and anti-tank guided missile launchers.

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. It features the latest in suspension technologies, using the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system to deliver extreme off-road mobility and speeds that are 70% faster than today's gold standard, the M-ATV, while maintaining the same ride quality for occupants.

Weighing less than 6,350 kg (14,000 lbs) at curb weight, the JLTV is highly transportable while maintaining its protection and 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.

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.

"We're very pleased to be at DSEI this week with our Joint Light Tactical Vehicle," said Mike Ivy, Senior Vice President and General Manager, International Programs at Oshkosh Defense. "We're even more pleased to share that international interest in the JLTV platform continues to grow," Ivy continued. To date, the United Kingdom, Lithuania, and Slovenia have publicly expressed interest in procuring the JLTV.

"Oshkosh is committed to delivering an extremely affordable, highly connected and protected solution to our valued U.S. allies," Ivy added. "In fact, we've successfully executed several of the most challenging demonstrations and trials just this year." The JLTV not only met but exceeded the rigorous demands it faced, including many failure-free miles both on-road and off-road. "The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have plans to purchase 49,099 and 15,390 respectively, and now our allies know why. There is simply nothing quite like the JLTV," Ivy concluded. The Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Combat Development and Integration also recently announced that the JLTV program has reached Initial Operational Capability (IOC), nearly a year ahead of schedule. To date, the U.S. government has ordered over 11,000 JLTVs and Oshkosh has delivered over 750 to the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.

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