Oshkosh Defense exhibits JLTV combat capabilities at Modern Day Marine 2019

Oshkosh Defense is displaying two Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) at the Modern Day Marine Expo 2019. The vehicles are on display at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia from September 17 through September 19.

JLTV outfitted for the first time with the Uvision Hero-120 Tactical System (Picture source: Oshkosh Defence)

A 4-door General Purpose JLTV will be equipped with the Javelin Integration Kit (JIK), LW30 Remote Weapon Station (RWS), and, for the first time, a Black Hornet Vehicle Reconnaissance System (VRS). A 2-door Utility JLTV is outfitted for the first time with the Uvision Hero-120 Tactical System.

“As the military pivots its focus from counter-insurgency threats towards near-peer adversaries, so too must industry,” said George Mansfield, Vice President and General Manager of Joint Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “We designed the JLTV with the unpredictability of the future in mind, bringing the Warfighter unprecedented lethality capabilities along with scalable levels of protection to meet virtually any mission need.”

The U.S. Marine Corps recently announced that they plan to increase their Approved Acquisition Objective (AAO). “We’re incredibly pleased to hear that based on their own evaluation, the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) is now planning to field 15,390 JLTVs, replacing all HMMWVs in the Corps’ legacy fleet in a one-for-one swap,” said Mansfield. “We will continue to work with both the U.S. Army and the USMC to align and deliver against key military modernization priorities.” With this increase, the Marines have nearly tripled their original AAO, up from an original 5,500 quantity.

The Marine Corps also recently announced that the JLTV program has reached Initial Operational Capability (IOC), nearly a year ahead of schedule.