Oshkosh Defense showcases JLTV Joint Light Tactical Vehicle at DSEI 2017 London UK
American Company Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, showcases the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) in Europe this week at the DSEI 2017 defence and security exhibition in London, United Kingdom.The version showed at DSEI 2017 is fitted with a remotely weapon station armed with a 7.62mm machine gun.
Earlier this year, the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which manages Foreign Military Sales (FMS), announced that the State Department approved the sale of Oshkosh-manufactured JLTVs through an FMS procurement to satisfy the United Kingdom’s Group 1 requirement of the Multi Role Vehicle Protected (MRV-P) Programme. This is the first FMS case to be initiated since Oshkosh was awarded the U.S. contract in August of 2015 to replace up to 16,901 U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps in-service uparmored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs).
“Oshkosh is no stranger to supporting the U.K., and we are pleased to see the JLTV FMS transaction between the United States and the United Kingdom moving forward,” said George Mansfield, Vice President and General Manager, International Programs at Oshkosh Defense. “Oshkosh Defense has supported vehicle programs such as the Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) and Wheeled Tanker programs for nearly two decades in the U.K., and we look forward to many more years of continued service to the U.K. military.” The U.K. MoD fleet of Oshkosh-manufactured vehicles would reach over 1,000 vehicles with future deliveries of Oshkosh JLTV vehicles.
“Oshkosh is dedicated to supporting the U.K. JLTV program from an industry standpoint as well,” Mansfield continued. “A JLTV sale to the United Kingdom presents exciting opportunities to expand Oshkosh’s business relationships in the United Kingdom, as we pursue U.K.-specific equipment suppliers and support partners in the region. We look forward to this important international JLTV programme.”
The U.S. JLTV programme is currently in Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) and remains on-schedule, on-budget and is completing reliability and performance test activities as well as logistics supportability evaluations. The programme anticipates a U.S. Department of Defense Full Rate Production (FRP) decision in fiscal year 2019. Any future international deliveries are expected to follow after U.S. FRP deliveries begin. “While we defer MRV-P programme specifics like timing, quantities, and contractor requirements to the U.K. customer, Oshkosh is committed to delivering an affordable, networked, protected mobility solution to our valued British ally, and continuing to strengthen our transatlantic relationship,” Mansfield concluded.
The JLTV at DSEI 2017 is fitted with a remotely operated weapon station armed with a 7.62mm machine gun