Oshkosh Defense and AM General have submitted final proposals for the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) programme.
Oshkosh has offered its light-combat tactical all-terrain vehicle (L-ATV) in response to the DoD’s request for proposal for JLTV low-rate initial production (LRIP) and full-rate production (FRP) contracts, while AM General is competing with its blast-resistant off-road vehicle (BRV-O).
Oshkosh Defense Domestic Programmes senior vice-president John Bryant said: "Our JLTV is built to give our troops the technological edge from start to finish, getting them to the fight, helping them win the fight and getting them back home safely."
Oshkosh executive vice-president and Oshkosh Defense president US Army major general (retired) John Urias said: "Every aspect of the vehicle, inside and out, is optimised for the warfighter in anticipation of future environments and threats."
AM General president and chief executive officer Charlie Hall said: "The BRV-O JLTV proposal reflects AM General’s dedication to excellence and our steadfast determination to be the most reliable, trusted partner for the US Government."
Oshkosh’s JLTV family of vehicles includes a four-door multipurpose variant and two-door utility variant, which are designed to execute a full spectrum of missions in any climate or terrain.
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Both versions feature common crew protection and advanced automotive systems, as well as the patented Oshkosh TAK-4i intelligent independent suspension system, which provides enhanced levels of protection and off-road performance in a light vehicle.
Using more than a decade of AM General’s investments in research, development and testing for a highly mobile and versatile next-generation light tactical military vehicle, the BRV-O is designed to negotiate open terrain and manoeuvre effectively in urban environments.
In addition to a design that is adaptable and flexible to meet future requirements, the vehicle also has crew capsule and modular armour components that can be readily replaced in theatre after damage, improving readiness and further reducing its life-cycle support cost.
Lockheed Martin is also bidding for the contract, which seeks to replace the US Army and Marine Corps’ ageing high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles fleet.
Image: Oshkosh has offered its L-ATV for the JLTV programme. Photo: courtesy of Oshkosh Defense.