3rd USMC Regiment Motor T test drives Oshkosh JLTV in Hawaii
U.S. Marines with 3d Marine Regiment tested their newly delivered Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) at the Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, part of Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
3rd U.S. Marine Regiment testing a JLTV during a JLTV field training exercise, Marine Corps Training Area Bellows, July 29, 2019 (Picture source: U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Matthew Kirk)
The JLTV family now consists of three base vehicle platforms, Utility (JLTV-UTL), Close Combat Weapons Carrier (JLTV-CCWC) and General Purpose (JLTV-GP). The Utility base vehicle platform is a two-door configuration, the General Purpose and Close Combat Weapons Carrier base vehicle platforms are a four-door configuration. Standard U.S. military M-designators are applied base vehicle platforms when outfitted to a specific Mission Package Configuration.
The JLTV family includes the M1278 Heavy Guns Carrier, General Purpose (JLTV-GP) base vehicle platform in Heavy Guns Carrier Mission Package Configuration, the M1279 Utility (JLTV-UTL) base vehicle platform in Utility Mission Package Configuration, thee M1280 General Purpose (JLTV-GP) base vehicle platform in General Purpose Mission Package Configuration and the M1281 Close Combat Weapons Carrier (JLTV-CCWC) base vehicle platform in Close Combat Weapons Carrier Mission Package Configuration.
After the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy and Air Force plan to field JLTVs but in much smaller quantities.