Oshkosh Defense, an Oshkosh Corporation company, will showcase its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) solution—the Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV)—at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2014 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.
“Oshkosh Defense is ready for JLTV production,” said U.S. Army Major General (Retired) John Urias, executive vice president of Oshkosh Corporation and president of Oshkosh Defense. “Based on my work with the Department of Defense, it’s clear that there is no substitute for experience when it comes to designing, testing, manufacturing and sustaining new military equipment. Lack of experience equates to risk for the program and the troops who depend on the equipment. We are very confident about producing high quality JLTVs on-schedule and on-budget because no other OEM has launched more successful tactical wheeled vehicle production programs than Oshkosh.”
In 2013, the company produced its JLTV EMD prototypes on an active and proven production line, alongside its MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles, Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles and other platforms.
The Oshkosh L-ATV’s lightweight, compact design leverages 10 years of research and development, as well as lessons from decades of field operating experience. L-ATV merges design elements of survivable combat vehicles and off-road tactical vehicles to operate in a range of threat levels and terrains including:
- The Oshkosh TAK-4i intelligent independent suspension system is the next generation of the TAK-4 advanced, combat-proven suspension system. The TAK-4i system provides Warfighters with maneuverability and a smoother ride to reduce fatigue after traveling the world’s toughest terrains.
- The Oshkosh Core1080 crew protection system is a multi-faceted, fully-integrated survivability system that applies advanced components and materials to save lives. The Core1080 approach has been proven on multiple vehicle platforms and credited for saving thousands of troops’ lives over the past decade during missions outside-the-wire.
- Whether traveling over hazardous terrain or unpaved roads, the L-ATV’s digitally-controlled engine maintains steady, fuel-efficient power without sacrificing the acceleration and cruising speed that Soldiers and Marines need in high-threat environments. The vehicle’s power-to-weight ratio is optimized to provide superior acceleration, mobility and speed on grade capability.
- L-ATV’s Net Ready systems integration brings critical network and computing capabilities to a broader range of ground missions. L-ATV’s advantage is based on a combination of vehicle OEM expertise and in-house C4 and systems capabilities at Oshkosh. L-ATV was designed as a “tactical vehicle system” that optimizes the user experience and ergonomics while maximizing overall system performance.