US Army 2nd Cavalry Regiment in Europe receives JLTVs


The 2nd U.S. Cavalry Regiment (2CR) has received its Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) at Rose Barracks, Germany. The new combat vehicles will replace the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, more commonly known as a Humvee, and provides 2CR a vehicle with improved armor, a more powerful engine and increased durability.
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The 2nd U.S. Cavalry Regiment (2CR) has received its Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) at Rose Barracks, Germany (Picture source: U.S. Army)


The JLTV is meant to replace the Humvee all across the U.S. Department of Defense. There are two different types of JLTV : a four-seat and a two-seat design meant to provide the occupants with significantly more protection against mine-resistance and ambush protection. Additionally, the JLTV is approximately two-thirds lighter than the previously used Humvee, offering greater speed over terrain, and better fuel efficiency.

The JLTV program incorporates lessons learned from the earlier and now halted Future Tactical Truck Systems (FTTS) program and other associated efforts. The JLTV program has evolved considerably throughout various development phases and milestones including required numbers and pricing. Variants are capable of performing armament carrier, utility, command and control (shelter), ambulance, reconnaissance and a variety of other tactical and logistic support roles. JLTV follows the U.S. Army's Long Term Armor Strategy (LTAS) with kits for two levels of armor protection.

Oshkosh's L-ATV was selected as the winner of the JLTV program in August 2015 and awarded an initial production contract for up to 16,901 JLTVs. The U.S. Army approved the JLTV for full–rate production in June 2019.


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The 2nd U.S. Cavalry Regiment (2CR) has received its Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) at Rose Barracks, Germany (Picture source: U.S. Army)


 

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