Oshkosh Displays JLTV Solution, Virtual Task Trainer At AUSA 2015

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Oshkosh Defense will be showcasing Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) solution as well as its Virtual Task Trainer (VTT) at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2015 Global Force Symposium and Exposition.

The Oshkosh JLTV solution addresses the US Army and Marine Corps’ need for a lightweight, highly-mobile, net-ready vehicle with superior levels of protection so that War fighters can fulfill their missions even when in harm's way.

“Oshkosh’s track record of success with programs similar to JLTV speaks for itself and affirms our ability to provide the best defense vehicle expertise and technology to protect our troops,” U.S. Army Major General (Retired) John Urias executive vice president of Oshkosh Corporation and Oshkosh Defense said in the company’s press release on Tuesday.

The Oshkosh L-ATV merges key design elements of highly survivable combat vehicles and off-road tactical vehicles to operate in a range of threat levels and terrains.

The Oshkosh TAK-4i intelligent independent suspension system is the next generation of the advanced, combat-proven suspension system, TAK-4. The TAK-4i system provides War fighters with unprecedented maneuverability and exceptional ride quality to reduce fatigue when traveling the world’s toughest terrains.

The Oshkosh Core1080 Crew Protection System is an occupant-centric, comprehensive survivability approach that protects the crew while maximizing all-around vehicle performance. The multi-faceted, fully-integrated system applies advanced components, materials and engineering to optimize whole system survivability.

The L-ATV’s digitally-controlled engine contributes to survivability by providing the acceleration and speed that Soldiers and Marines need in high-threat environments. The vehicle’s power-to-weight ratio is optimized to provide superior power, mobility and speed-on-grade capability.

The L-ATV’s net-ready systems integration brings critical network and computing capabilities to a broader range of ground missions. The L-ATV’s advantage is based on a combination of vehicle Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) expertise and extensive in-house C4 and systems capabilities. The L-ATV was designed from day one as a “tactical vehicle system” that enhances the user experience and ergonomics while maximizing overall system performance.

Oshkosh will also preview its VTT for the L-ATV at the conference. The VTT is an interactive training module that provides interactive 3D training for soldiers in a safe and life-like virtual environment.

"The addition of Oshkosh’s virtual training to our multi-faceted curriculum reduces the cost of operator training by improving training effectiveness and efficiency," said Mike Ivy, vice president of global integrated product support for Oshkosh Defense.

"We deployed the VTT to train operators during early JLTV testing with great results.  Soldiers were really engaged, and our training was not only better, but it took less time than it would have without the VTT.  This represents a significant cost savings opportunity for the government." Said Ivy.

The VTT for the Oshkosh HEMTT fuel servicing truck, or tanker, is composed of ten virtual 4D modules with more than 87 vehicle components.  VTT not only enhances the training experience, but also prevents exposure to hazards and moderates wear and tear on the government’s demonstration vehicles.

The Oshkosh L-ATV and VTT will be on display at the AUSA Global Force Symposium and Exhibition from March 31 – April 2, 2015. 

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