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Oshkosh Introduces First JLTV Prototype

Oshkosh JLTV
Oshkosh JLTV Prototype

Oshkosh Defense introduced the first prototype of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the JLTV, designed to replace the outdated Humvee for the next stage of state testing.

The ceremony took place on August 7 and the Pentagon is preparing for the opening of the engineering and production development program. This month, Oshkosh Defense plans to ship another 21 JLTV prototype.

Oshkosh, Lockheed Martin and AM General received contracts for the development of JLTV in August 2012. All three companies are required to build their prototypes prior to 2014 for further testing. This joint program of the Marine Corps and the US Army has so far managed to avoid cuts in funds caused by massive cuts in defense spending.

Oshkosh representatives say their JLTV prototype will provide an unprecedented level of mobility, survivability, transportability and total cost of ownership for the JLTV program.

In its JLTV prototype, Oshkosh attempted to combine the high performance of light tactical vehicles with a high level of security for military personnel.

Prototypes provided include a four-door multi-purpose version and a two-door version of the car. They are also equipped with TAK-4i Oshkosh intellectual independent suspension and Duramax digital engine control, designed to travel on steep slopes and desert sands.

Oshkosh is known as the manufacturer of the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle, which are actively involved in the battles in Afghanistan.

Oshkosh MRAP ATV
Oshkosh MRAP ATV
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  1. KazaK Bo
    KazaK Bo 10 August 2013 07: 38
    GOOD! Just for what would be on our roads ... go fishing!
    It’s interesting, but the documentation for this new product has already been received by the right people in our AutoKB ... Or do they continue to amuse themselves with the thought of the unsurpassed UAZ characteristics?
    Although on the other hand - but how justified ... especially on the battlefield and in the frontline, to have such sophisticated cars in service ??? What is the survivability of a car on the battlefield? After all, you can increase the security of fighters on a simpler version! For military operations it is necessary on the contrary, to simplify the possibility of operating b \ equipment ...
    Here for fishing ... such a car is needed!
    1. Edward72
      Edward72 10 August 2013 07: 49
      You got ahead of me, either fishing or picking mushrooms, the very thing about our mud.
    2. Varnaga
      Varnaga 10 August 2013 08: 04
      The decisions made in machines of this type are not a secret for us, the relevant services regularly provide the necessary information.
      No one thinks about UAZs themselves; a wide range of such vehicles is developed and tested.
      MRAPs are designed for war without a pronounced front line, in response to the possibility of minor subversive, partisan groups falling under the blows, and also to protect drugs from mines, no one is going to seriously fight them.
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 10 August 2013 11: 56
        Dear, do not mislead the people. JLTV machines are not MRAPs. These are vehicles designed to replace Humvees in light motorized infantry brigades and others equated to them. Both in the Army and in the MP Corps.

        That is, full-fledged combat vehicles.
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        2. Lopatov
          Lopatov 10 August 2013 12: 52
          By the way, here are all three cars put up for the contest.
          It’s a pity, we don’t have such games, but prefer undercover games.
    3. Coward
      Coward 10 August 2013 09: 09
      Here for fishing ... such a car is needed!

      And against whom? What for fish supervision to send? wink
    4. olegff68
      olegff68 10 August 2013 10: 26
      Quote: KazaK Bo
      GOOD! Just for what would be on our roads ... go fishing!

      Yeah, because we have wild boars and moose the most severe in the world - they shoot back in the hunt, and the fish does not lag behind - the roads approaching the reservoirs of land are mined by mines !!!
      1. Sirocco
        Sirocco 10 August 2013 11: 10
        Quote: olegff68
        Yeah, because we have wild boars and moose the most severe in the world - they shoot back when hunting

        Wait, whether there will be more. Soon we will go hunting in the forest as a war. Previously issued a license, etc. how? for the hunting season of the district, these districts are now divided into plots. And on what you want the plot you figs get, only by pull. When driving through such a thieves section, thieves blocked us from the nature surveillance area, that's where I wanted to drive through the woods to an armored troop carrier or an infantry fighting vehicle, their off-road vehicle would move without hesitation. So from what they left, to that they returned.
    5. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 10 August 2013 11: 45
      Quote: KazaK Bo
      Here for fishing ... such a car is needed!

      For fishing will not work! It is impossible to install networks from it. But in shallow water there is no serious fish.
    6. Lopatov
      Lopatov 10 August 2013 11: 59
      Humvees survived in Iraq, and JLTVs are better protected. At least at the level of our BTR-82, and in terms of protection against land mines, it is much higher.
  2. 6216390
    6216390 10 August 2013 09: 17
    Some kind of angular, many protruding parts, and behind a hearse of unknown purpose.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 10 August 2013 11: 37
      Quote: 6216390
      Some kind of angular, many protruding parts, and behind a hearse of unknown purpose.

      The machine has a modular layout, there can be anything. From a mortar installation to a set of MANPADS
  3. Edward72
    Edward72 10 August 2013 09: 55
    and behind the hearse of an unknown purpose.

    How is it incomprehensible, but what will they take out coffins on?
  4. Sirocco
    Sirocco 10 August 2013 10: 57
    They are also equipped with TAK-4i Oshkosh Intelligent Independent Suspension and Duramax Digital Engine Control, designed to travel along steep slopes and desert sands.
    Do not tell me how to purchase this device for hunting? Can anyone have experience operating this machine? laughing
  5. Chukcha
    Chukcha 10 August 2013 11: 25
    It looks good. But the type of engine is not clear from the article - diesel or gasoline? What is the weight of this unit? How is mine protection implemented?
    More of those. I want to see the parameters.
  6. vitas
    vitas 10 August 2013 11: 44
    Yes, everything is already, late, they are leaving Afghanistan, although they will attack the new country in any way.
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  8. Marek Rozny
    Marek Rozny 11 August 2013 14: 29
    Well done Americans. I’ve already lost count of some kind of model on the account to replace the Humvee. Everyone is experimenting, searching, agreeing, rejecting. It can be seen that the normal thoughtful work of the leadership of the army and manufacturers is going on. Now they’re experimenting with buggies, now with electric motors, then they are still busy with sizes, then with layout. It is clear that the leadership of the army itself does not really understand what it wants to get in the end, but they are looking for it! :)))) But manufacturers do not go crazy, and do not freak out, but make new and new options.
    Moreover, all prototypes, without exception, are driven through "hot spots" in combat conditions.
  9. Ingvar 72
    Ingvar 72 11 August 2013 18: 54
    Quote: Spade
    At least at the level of our BTR-82, and in terms of protection against landmines, it is much higher.

    It all depends on the landmines themselves. Put on 1kg. more, and dry the oars, sailed. The machine certainly looks fashionable, but the fashion in the war is somehow YUDASHKINSKY. And the BTR-82 has other targets, an attack, tanks ahead, followed by armored personnel carriers, an airborne landing, etc., motorbike in one word.