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US Department of Defense is looking for a replacement for the outdated Humvee

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The famous Humvee, developed in the 1980-ies, was not designed as a full-fledged combat vehicles: they almost do not protect passengers from RPG shells and homemade mines. The conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq clearly demonstrated how significant such threats are, so the US military urgently ordered armored plates, but this worsened the all-terrain qualities of the car.

US Department of Defense is looking for a replacement for the outdated Humvee


The next step of the US military department was the development of larger, heavier and more expensive armored vehicles capable of protecting from mines (MRAP). They were quite successful in ensuring passenger safety, but too oversized for most missions.

At the moment, the US Department of Defense is going to invest even more money and time in the new development of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), which is to replace the outdated Humvee.

Oshkosh Corporation is present in the list of bidders for the 9.4 billion-dollar contract for the development and production of a new armored vehicle with its brainchild ight Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV), a faster and smaller MRAP brother from the same company, M-ATV.

The JLTV program has a wide range of requirements, key vitality, easy transportation, and a multi-purpose platform that can be used for different tactical scenarios have become key.

In addition to key specifications, L-ATV also uses other quite useful technologies: in particular, an independent computer-controlled suspension provides 20-inch ground clearance, which has a positive effect on its off-road qualities, and also makes it possible to place it in a limited space, for example on amphibious ships. And to your own power system, you can add an optional diesel-electric installation, capable of producing 70 kilowatts.

The L-ATV weight is about 5.6 tons, while it can carry up to 1.6 tons of cargo. Data on maximum speed and performance are not yet disclosed for reasons of competition. This winter, the Pentagon will make a choice between Oshkosh, Lockheed Martin and AM General (the creator of Humvee). The contract for the supply of 17000 new cars in the first 8 years will be signed in the summer of 2015. Thus, one JLTV will have 550 million dollars.




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  1. IAlex
    IAlex 31 October 2014 12: 19
    +10
    Looks like ukrop bananastan will soon have a dofiga of "super modern" hummers at exorbitant prices wink
    1. insafufa
      insafufa 31 October 2014 12: 21
      +4
      It’s time to open a base for the collection of scrap metal in Donetsk laughing
      1. Hairy Siberian
        Hairy Siberian 31 October 2014 12: 24
        0
        US Department of Defense is looking for a replacement for the outdated Humvee

        They were going to upgrade Humvee, the MECV-S program. Just for $ 48 million.
        And then as much as 550 lyam required. Although the Oshkosh L-ATV looks certainly cool.

        Does anyone know what kind of car?
        1. Lord of the Sith
          Lord of the Sith 31 October 2014 12: 49
          +1
          Quote: Hairy Siberian
          They were going to upgrade Humvee, the MECV-S program. Just for $ 48 million.
          And then as much as 550 lyam required. Although the Oshkosh L-ATV looks certainly cool.

          Does anyone know what kind of car?


          Oshkosh Corporation Present - Point? laughing
          1. Hairy Siberian
            Hairy Siberian 31 October 2014 13: 08
            0
            Quote: Sith Lord
            Oshkosh Corporation Present - Point?

            No, I looked at the Oshkosh lineup. In the "Point" of such a name. laughing
      2. Kostyar
        Kostyar 31 October 2014 13: 11
        0
        It’s time to open a base for the collection of scrap metal in Donetsk


        Moreover, imported, purely American ...
    2. Giant thought
      Giant thought 31 October 2014 12: 36
      0
      The mattresses are trying to get some good combat vehicles, let's see which option they choose, but we have already decided, and the supply of the army with our armored cars is gaining momentum.
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    3. sgazeev
      sgazeev 31 October 2014 18: 57
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      Quote: IAlex
      Looks like ukrop bananastan will soon have a dofiga of "super modern" hummers at exorbitant prices wink

      Will not appear, okram is tantamount to being left without pants, they will not give it for free. Our "bobby" is no worse, Afghans appreciated. Americans are lovers of highways dissecting. For Ferguson, go.
  2. pahom54
    pahom54 31 October 2014 12: 22
    +1
    Let them spend money, undermine their budget ...
  3. SAM 5
    SAM 5 31 October 2014 12: 23
    +3
    While there is nothing to comment on how they will build it, then it will be seen.
  4. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 31 October 2014 12: 23
    +10
    "they hardly protect passengers from RPG shells"

    It sounds strange, but which armored cars are guaranteed to protect against RPGs? request
    1. SkiF_RnD
      SkiF_RnD 31 October 2014 12: 25
      0
      Probably none. But in the long run, this is the first requirement for armored personnel carriers and armored vehicles (along with mine protection).
      1. Viktor Kudinov
        Viktor Kudinov 31 October 2014 16: 13
        0
        Most likely, all these expenses will not justify themselves. They’ll kill everyone, the cars will shatter.
    2. wanderer987
      wanderer987 31 October 2014 17: 58
      +1
      wassat Not any, RPG-7 gives a guarantee for any type of armored vehicles! wassat
  5. Abbra
    Abbra 31 October 2014 12: 25
    +2
    You just need to feed the military-industrial complex.
  6. tomket
    tomket 31 October 2014 12: 29
    +1
    Scrachon however. Something reminiscent of American trucks of the second world.
    1. max702
      max702 31 October 2014 12: 45
      +3
      But how do not spin anyway "Dodge 3 \ 4" turns out. And an interesting tendency used to be going to fight globally with whole armies and the cars were all flat and low, right now they were chasing terrorists and they didn't care about the dimensions .. the tendency, however, is what mattresses do well with engines for their cars, they don't save on power and liter, unlike us ..
      1. sgazeev
        sgazeev 31 October 2014 19: 08
        0
        Quote: max702
        But how do not spin anyway "Dodge 3 \ 4" turns out. And an interesting tendency used to be going to fight globally with whole armies and the cars were all flat and low, right now they were chasing terrorists and they didn't care about the dimensions .. the tendency, however, is what mattresses do well with engines for their cars, they don't save on power and liter, unlike us ..

        Displacement and power is not an indicator, for example, the GAZ-66, the gear ratio in the transmission is not the last thing. recourse
    2. sgazeev
      sgazeev 31 October 2014 19: 04
      0
      Quote: tomket
      Scrachon however. Something reminiscent of American trucks of the second world.

      Everything new is well forgotten old.
  7. Vyacheslav 64
    Vyacheslav 64 31 October 2014 12: 33
    +1
    Quote: Vladimirets
    "they hardly protect passengers from RPG shells"

    It sounds strange, but which armored cars are guaranteed to protect against RPGs? request

    Of course not, it’s not anti-car, but anti-tank :)
  8. hard
    hard 31 October 2014 12: 38
    0
    One of the requirements for developers of weapons and military equipment in mattress is the criterion: that it was beautiful. This is not a banter. Hollywood
    1. sgazeev
      sgazeev 31 October 2014 19: 13
      +1
      Quote: hard
      One of the requirements for developers of weapons and military equipment in mattress is the criterion: that it was beautiful. This is not a banter. Hollywood

      And worse, the receivers are probably Stallone and Schwarzenegger. laughing
  9. pinecone
    pinecone 31 October 2014 12: 42
    +1
    Maximum speed and performance data have not yet been disclosed for reasons of competition.
    Speed ​​is understandable, but what does "performance" mean? Maybe all the same engine power.
    1. family tree
      family tree 31 October 2014 12: 54
      +3
      Quote: pinecone
      Speed ​​is understandable, but what does "performance" mean?
      Well, scrap can be produced from a car, from passengers, too, something repeat wassat
    2. sgazeev
      sgazeev 31 October 2014 19: 15
      0
      Quote: pinecone
      Maximum speed and performance data have not yet been disclosed for reasons of competition.
      Speed ​​is understandable, but what does "performance" mean? Maybe all the same engine power.

      Rather run from one gas station, power reserve.
  10. Gray 43
    Gray 43 31 October 2014 12: 49
    0
    Urgent need to cut the loot !!!! Strengthening the protection will entail an increase in the mass of the machine, that is, a decrease in mobility, an increase in power leads to an increased appetite of the engine and an enhanced transmission, again overweight, in this case, the main thing is the balance of power and protection
  11. VladimS
    VladimS 31 October 2014 12: 58
    +2
    that’s what mattresses do well with engines for their cars, they don’t save on power and displacement unlike us ..

    Well, as they say, a double-edged sword.
    You can’t send a tanker for every armored car. And the tanks are not dimensionless.
    Small power reserve, the same is not good!
    Where he sits, according to traffic conditions, he will sit with any engine, because of the wheels (which "wash" the soil) or
    in view of the insuperability of the obstacle as such.
  12. Kostyar
    Kostyar 31 October 2014 13: 16
    +2
    Shit it is shit in Africa, they will burn in these targets like sprats from the Baltic ...
    1. Prager
      Prager 31 October 2014 14: 14
      0
      I fully support your comment. He smiled!
  13. arslan23
    arslan23 31 October 2014 14: 41
    0
    What they do not like armored personnel carriers. More people can be shoved into them. And the cross is also good. I don’t understand why book a car for 4 people as an armored personnel carrier ??? It's expensive !!!! Easier expensive armored personnel carrier or as we do Kamaz armored do. Nothing too. But such a number of 17000 cars that in fact will still remain poorly wired due to weight restrictions ???? Who needs this ??? It’s better for the police and special forces to do this. And for the military APCs are some kind of super. There will be more sense.
  14. wanderer987
    wanderer987 31 October 2014 17: 54
    0
    We think why the "World economic crisis" and the 18 billion US foreign debt, so this is the reason these mattress toppers have created another "gasoline eater" Everyone understands that it is not possible to feed him for every such car you need on an oil rig in the Persian Gulf. This is where all the Aggression and wars that the United States imposes on the entire World! laughing