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U.S. airborne troops seek to replace old Humvee by Oshkosh L-ATV Light All-Terrain Vehicle | Army Recognition - 23 October 2016
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American airborne troops seek to replace old Humvee 4x4 light tactical vehicle by Oshkosh Defense Light Combat All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV). For more than 30 years, the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle has been the go-to vehicle for U.S. forces wishing to put boots and tires on the ground.

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The L-ATV is a 4x4 armoured vehicle designed and manufactured by the U.S. Company Oshkosh Defense. The affordable Oshkosh L-ATV incorporates field-proven technologies, advanced armor solutions and expeditionary levels of mobility to redefine safety and performance standards for the U.S. Armed Forces and international militaries.

The L-ATV will come in two types, a four-passenger combat vehicle and a two-seat combat support vehicle. It carries a maximum weight of 15,639 pounds, which makes it light enough to be transported by helicopter and more suited for off-road mobility.


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L-ATV Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle United States Defence Industry Oshkosh Defense

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Re: US Humvee Replacement Program
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 02:39:55 PM »
Oshkosh Defense displays its JLTV at GDA 2017 | Army Recognition -  12 December 2017
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Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, will be displaying supreme mobility and transportability with the Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at the Gulf Defense and Aerospace Exhibition and Conference from December 12-14, 2017 at the Kuwait International Fair, Kuwait.

The Oshkosh JLTV is the next-generation light tactical wheeled vehicle with an unprecedented combination of protection, mobility, transportability, and net-ready systems integration.


Photo taken from armyrecognition.com

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Re: US Humvee Replacement Program
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2018, 11:19:24 PM »
Joint Light Tactical Vehicle tested by Army and USMC | Army Recognition - 05 March 2018
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The JLTV is a joint military program that will partially replace the Humvee, officially designated High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), with a family of more survivable vehicles with greater payload, according Randall Fincher, test officer with the U.S. Army Operational Test Command (USAOTC), based out of Fort Hood, Texas. The Army, lead for the JLTV portfolio, plans to purchase some 49,000 JLTVs while the Marine Corps plans to purchase 9,000.

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A test team of over 200 military, civilian and contract workers from USAOTC, will collect data during the JLTV Multi-Service Operational Test and Evaluation (MOTE), with support from the Marine Corps Operational Test and Evaluation Agency (MCOTEA).

Data collected will be used to address operational effectiveness, suitability and survivability of the JLTV in its intended environment. The operationally realistic scenarios will allow the test unit Marines and Soldiers to tell the Department of Defense how well the system supports their mission execution. Thirty-nine production representative vehicles will amass about 30,000 miles during simulated combat operations.

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Re: US Humvee Replacement Program
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2018, 05:10:20 PM »
Gunner Protection Kit from HMMWVs mounted on US Marines JLTV | Army Recognition - 31 July 2018
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As a cost-savings measure, U.S. Marines removed Gunner’s Protection Kit from HMMWVs and installed on Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV). A harvesting effort by Program Executive Officer Land Systems and Marine Corps Systems Command could save the Corps millions and make one of its newest vehicles more survivable.

The installation is part of a cost-savings plan to harvest Gunner’s Protection Kits and other equipment from older High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles and increase the JLTV’s survivability.

In the spring, logisticians and other program personnel from Infantry Weapons conducted a Proof of Principle, or PoP, going step by step through the process of removing a Marine Corps Transparent Armor Gun Shield—part of the GPK family of systems—from a HMMWV and placing it on a JLTV. The MCTAGS will be installed on the Heavy Guns Carrier JLTV variant.

The PoP will help the program office develop, verify and publish a modification instruction to guide the Corps through the installation process, said Kevin Marion, a logistics management specialist in Infantry Weapons.

The JLTV program office has completed similar PoP efforts with the Improved TOW GPK, or I-TGPK, which will be installed on the Close Combat Weapons Carrier variant of the JLTV. The CCWC can be armed with TOW—tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided—missiles.


Logisticians and equipment specialists from Marine Corps Systems Command and Program Executive Officer Land Systems install a Marine Corps Transparent Armor Gun Shield on a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle May 1. (Picture source U.S. Marine Corps photo by Kristen Murphy)

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Re: US Humvee Replacement Program
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2018, 02:54:15 AM »
AUSA 2018: JLTV Oshkosh fitted with IMI Iron Fist Active Protection System | Army Recognition - 11 October 2018 07:36
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The IF-LD APS of IMI is a hard-kill system that addresses a variety of threats such as short-range RPGs, anti-tank missiles, and more. The system's sensor suit consists of two sensing technologies for enhansing the vehicle's situational awareness and minimizing false alarms while enabling the vehicle to respond and counter attack against the aggressor as quickly and accurately as possible.

The IF-LD utilizes a blast interceptor for an effective and safe interception process. This results in the destruction of the threat without initiation its warhead while minimizing residual penetration. Due to its modular design which does not require penetrating the vehicle's roof, the IF-LD provides an operational solution for all types of Armored Fighting Vehicles (AFVs) from light armored vehicles up to MBTs.

IMI is in cooperation on its APS line of business with General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS) for the North American Markets.


JLTV Oshksoh fitted with Iron Fist Light Decoupled (IF-LD) APS (Picture source IMI Systems)

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Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) / US Humvee Replacement Program
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2019, 01:09:46 AM »
U.S. Soldiers provide new improvements for JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle | Army Recognition - 04 May 2019 06:04
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The “Big 4” refers to the new capability added to the truck with these enhancements - increased situational awareness (roughly 250% larger rear windows and the Forward Facing Camera), added muffler, troop seat kit, and the JLTV-trailer. Soldiers took part in the test as drivers, truck commanders, rear seat and troop seat passengers.

The muffler was added to reduce engine noise and make it easier for the crew to communicate, a front-facing camera helps ensure operators can better see terrain near the vehicle, especially going over embankments, and the troop seat kit and trailer add to the personnel and cargo carrying capacity and give Soldiers a trailer capable of handling the same increased speed over rough terrain as the JLTV itself.

U.S. soldiers also mentioned how the reduced engine noise from the new mufflers made it easier to communicate inside the vehicle.


One of the features that is now standard on JLTVs is a 250% larger rear window. The vehicle on top has the new window and was used during testing at Fort Stewart, Ga. 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Soldiers. (Picture source U.S. DoD)

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Re: Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) / US Humvee Replacement Program
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2019, 01:46:54 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/89246/rafael-demos-spike-lr-from-jltv

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Rafael demos Spike LR from JLTV
14 June 2019

The demonstration firing, conducted during the 16th Spike Users Club Meeting (SUCM) in Slovenia from 4-6 June, was the first time that a Spike capability has been fired from the JLTV platform.

The SUCM is an annual event jointly organised by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency and a different host user-country; the SUCM community comprises 31 countries, 18 of which are European Union and NATO members.

During the demonstration, a Spike long range (LR) - fired from a Spike vehicle-mounted missile launcher integrated with a Rafael Samson Mini MLS dual-axis gyro-stabilised remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS) mounted on a JLTV - engaged a static representative main battle-tank target at a range of 2.3 km at the Slovenian army's firing range in Postojna, southwestern Slovenia. During the SUCM, members of the Slovenian Armed Forces also fired a tripod-mounted Spike LR from an enclosed space using imaging infrared (IIR) guidance.

Spike LR is a medium-range (4 km) fire-and-forget/fire-observe-and-update, guided multipurpose missile. Weighing 13.7 kg and measuring 1.2 m in length, Spike LR is furnished with a gimballed dual-channel (IIR/charged coupled device) electro-optic guidance assembly, which includes a fibre-optic datalink, a tandem high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT)/multipurpose blast fragmentation warhead, and a solid propellent rocket motor. The LR variant can be manportable tripod-launched, or integrated with light vehicles, armoured vehicles, helicopters, and naval platforms. Furthermore, any platform already integrated with the LR is also automatically provisioned for the latest Spike LR2 variant.


A Spike LR is launched from an Oshkosh 4×4 Joint Light Tactical Vehicle during the 16th Spike Users Club Meeting in Slovenia from 4–6 June. Source: Rafael Advanced Defense Systems


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Re: Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) / US Humvee Replacement Program
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2019, 05:06:49 AM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/javelin-tested-using-rws-jltv/

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Javelin tested using RWS on JLTV
26th June 2019 - 11:30 GMT

Oshkosh Defense and industry partners have participated in a flight test at the Redstone Test Center in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, during which a Javelin anti-tank guided missile was tested using a Kongsberg remote weapon station mounted on a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).

This demonstration represented a first-time firing of both the Javelin and the Northrop Grumman lightweight 30mm cannon through a remotely operated weapon station on the Oshkosh JLTV.

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Javelin is an anti-tank, guided munition and surveillance weapon system made by the Javelin Joint Venture, a partnership between Raytheon and Lockheed Martin.

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Re: Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) / US Humvee Replacement Program
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 03:35:23 AM »
U.S. Marine Corps JLTV declared operational | Army Recognition - 14 August 2019 12:35
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Marine Corps Combat Development Command, Combat Development and Integration declared the JLTV program—part of the Light Tactical Vehicle portfolio at Program Executive Officer Land Systems—reached initial operational capability, or IOC, on Aug. 2, nearly a year ahead of schedule.

The JLTV, a program led by the U.S. Army, will fully replace the Corps’ aging High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (Humvee) fleet. The JLTV family of vehicles comes in different variants with multiple mission package configurations, all providing protected, sustained, networked mobility that balances payload, performance and protection across the full range of military operations.


As it is doing in the U.S. Army, the JLTV will replace the ageing fleet of Humvees in the U.S. Marine Corps (Picture source: Oshkosh Defense)


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Re: Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) / US Humvee Replacement Program
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2019, 03:24:59 AM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/us-approves-jltv-sale-lithuania/

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US approves JLTV sale to Lithuania
30th August 2019 - 13:30 GMT

Including support the deal would be worth an estimated $170.8 million, and the Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of its determination to approve the sale.

In addition to the vehicles, Lithuania has requested other systems including: ballistic armour; Boomerang III shot detection systems; M153 Common Remote Weapon Stations; MK-93 weapons mounts; M2 QCB .50 CAL machine guns; M230 TAC-FLIR systems; and Duramax turbo engines with Allison 6 speed automatic transmission and 4x4 TAK-4i independent suspension systems.

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Re: Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) / US Humvee Replacement Program
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2019, 01:17:28 AM »
https://www.janes.com/article/91944/ausa-2019-niwc-finishes-jltv-communications-integration-a-year-ahead-of-schedule

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AUSA 2019: NIWC finishes JLTV communications integration a year ahead of schedule
16 October 2019

To make it possible for the early Initial Operational Capability (IOC), which was achieved on 2 August, NIWC Atlantic engineering teams demonstrated vehicle readiness, USN officials noted, at Marine Schoolhouses, training commands, and a II Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF) infantry unit at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina - 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment - for the JLTV, the next-generation light vehicle meant to replace Humvees.

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Re: Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) / US Humvee Replacement Program
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2020, 11:51:02 PM »
https://www.janes.com/article/93343/fms-contract-awarded-for-montenegrin-jltvs

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FMS contract awarded for Montenegrin JLTVs
20 December 2019

The DoD announcement came a day after Elbit Systems announced that the Israeli and Montenegrin ministries of defence (MoDs) had signed a USD35 million contract to supply the Armed Forces of Montenegro with remote controlled weapon stations (RCWS) for its JLTVs. Under the contract, Elbit will integrate the RCWS into the JLTVs over a three-year period and provide logistic support for seven years.


Montenegro will receive 30 JLTVs (pictured with Elbit RCWS) under an FMS contract. Source: Elbit Systems


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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2020, 05:52:38 PM »
https://www.shephardmedia.com/news/landwarfareintl/oshkosh-deliver-more-jltvs/

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Oshkosh to deliver more JLTVs
17th February 2020 - 16:00 GMT

Oshkosh Defense was awarded a contract modification worth $407.3 million to provide 1,240 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs), predominantly to the US Army and the US Marine Corps.

The contract was agreed by the US Army Contracting Command at Detroit Arsenal. Completion is scheduled for 31 January 2022.

The order also includes JLTVs for Slovenia and Lithuania, to be procured through the US FMS process.

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« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2020, 03:26:39 AM »
https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/oshkosh-receives-us-army-order-for-248-jltvs

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02 July 2020
Oshkosh receives US Army order for 248 JLTVs

On 30 June, the army announced that it had awarded Oshkosh Defense a USD127 million contract to produce and deliver the vehicles by the end of 2022. A spokesperson for the company noted that these JLTVs were destined for the army, US Marine Corps (USMC), and the US State Department.


The US Army recently awarded Oshkosh with a USD127 million JLTV contract. Above is a JLTV outfitted with a short-range air defense system. (Oshkosh Defense )