Oshkosh Defense showcased new variants of its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) with next generation weapons and networking capabilities at the AUSA Conference 2017 this week.
Oshkosh displayed JLTV General Purpose vehicle equipped with a Boeing Compact Laser Weapon System (CLWS), a Kongsberg Protector LW 30 Remote Weapon System (RWS) with a M230LF cannon, and a communications suite that includes a Thales VRC-111 and Thales VRC-121 VIPER.
Another JLTV Utility vehicle on display is equipped with the Boeing Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (SHORAD) Launcher including a M3P .50 cal machine gun, M299 launcher with four Longbow Hellfire missiles, sensor suite, and a communications suite including a Thales VRC-111.
A third Oshkosh JLTV, a General Purpose vehicle has Rafael’s Samson RWS Dual Stabilized Remote Weapon Systems (RWS) with M230 LF, and the Trophy Light Active Protection System (APS).
“The JLTV program continues to be run as a model program,” said Dave Diersen, Vice President and General Manager of Joint Programs, Oshkosh Defense. “Working closely with our government customer, we have completed Reliability Qualification Testing, accumulating over 100,000 miles and exceeding reliability requirements. Production ramp up is on track and Oshkosh has delivered over 600 vehicles. We are very pleased with program progress and look forward to a successful Full Rate Production (FRP) decision in Fiscal Year 2019”.
The Pentagon announced in June that by 2019, the US Army will field 500 JLTVs to an infantry brigade combat team with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York, and the Marine Corps will equip an infantry battalion with II MEF at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, with 69 JLTVs.