Oshkosh Corp builds Humvee successor ,The JLTV

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The JLTV part Humvee part tank is the next in line of tactical vehicle chosen by the US Army , Marines ,special forces .Oshkosh Corp has beaten out current Humvee builder AM General and the defense giant Lockheed Martin for the honor of replacing the military’s workhorse.

It has been a long ,bumpy road for Oshkosh Corporation and its L-ATV vehicle, The Wisconsin-based US defense contractor has won a three-year competition. And has been handed over a $6.75b contract to build a new breed of military’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (LATV), the successor to the long-serving High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, better known as the Humvee.

It’s no small sum, but the Oshkosh JLTV is a thoroughly modern war machine, one that outperforms the Humvee in every way. Design requirements called for a new vehicle that was tougher, more capable, more versatile, easier to transport, easier to fix and above all, more protective of the soldiers and Marines who will operate it.

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U.S. Army Awards $6.7 Billion Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Contract to Oshkosh Corporation
August 25, 2015 05:36 PM Eastern Daylight Time
OSHKOSH, Wis.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) has awarded Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, a $6.7 billion firm fixed price production contract to manufacture the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). The JLTV program fills a critical capability gap for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy HMMWV fleet with a light tactical vehicle with far superior protection and off-road mobility. During the contract, which includes both Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) and Full Rate Production (FRP), Oshkosh expects to deliver approximately 17,000 vehicles and sustainment services…
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