Jankel and Oshkosh Defense sign UK teaming agreement to promote JLTV vehicle for British army
Jankel, a British world leader in the design, integration, manufacture, and support of high-specification defense systems,has signed a teaming agreement with the US defense company Oshkosh Defense to harness the joint capabilities and strengths of both companies for the UK defense market. The collaboration has been specifically formed to lead a UK-based team of subject matter experts that delivers the Oshkosh JLTV combat vehicle to meet crucial protected mobility requirements of the British Armed Forces.
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Jankel and Oshkosh Defense sign UK teaming agreement to promote the Oshkosh JLTV vehicle and to meet crucial protected mobility requirements of the British Armed Forces. (Picture source Jankel)
Oshkosh and Jankel are ideally suited to work together– bringing the global market presence, extensive portfolio of past performance,and cutting-edge technology of Oshkosh together with the flexibility, pedigree,and UK customer focus of Jankel. This agreement sees the initiation of a dynamic team of Britain’s leading experts in vehicle design, integration, support, and project delivery with significant experience in repeatedly solving UK-specific defense vehicle related challenges.
The teaming agreement not only ensures that the UK Armed Forces get access to the world-leading Oshkosh Defense JLTV to meet future Protected Mobility requirements, but it also unleashes the potential of UK defense industry and delivers on the recently launched Land Industrial Strategy (LIS). By procuring the JLTV through this newly formed team, the UK MoD maintains the economies of scale offered by the sizeable US JLTV program whilst also leveraging local manufacture, design, integration, on-shore SME supply chain, and through-life support capabilities.
John Lazar, Oshkosh DefenseVice President & General Manager, International Programssaid: “We have been providing vehicles and support to the UK MOD for over 20 years. Our collaboration with Jankel leverages the successful innovation of UK industry to provide the UK Armed Forces the enduring capabilities required for the modern battlefield.”
Andrew Jankel, Chairman at Jankel said: “Jankel has been providing protected vehicles to the British Forces for many years and we are extremely excited to be teaming with Oshkosh Defense, working together to provide innovative solutions to meet the UK’s defense equipment challenges. This partnership allows us to deliver an enduring multi-year program with an agile UK team.”He added, “Looking ahead, this partnership supports our long-term strategy to develop a UK-based center of excellence that integrates the best of British technology and innovation into world-leading vehicle platforms.”
The JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicle) was developed by the American company Oshkosh Defence to provide a new generation of 4x4 armored vehicles for the US Army and Marine Corps. In September 2011, the American Company Oshkosh unveils the next generation of the light combat vehicle, the L-ATV Light combat tactical All-Terrain Vehicle. The L-ATV was selected for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Engineering, Manufacturing, and Development (EMD) phase. In August 2015, the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) awarded Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, a $6.7 billion firm fixed price production contract to manufacture the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).
The JLTV is a 4x4 armored vehicle designed to provide protected, sustained, networked mobility for personnel and payloads across the full range of military operations, The JLTV FoV (Family of Vehicles) consists of two variants: the 4-seat Combat Tactical Vehicle (CTV) and the 2-seat Combat Support Vehicle (CSV). The CTV will support the General Purpose, Heavy Gun Carrier, and Close Combat Weapon Carrier missions. The CSV will support the Utility/Shelter Carrier mission.