The Oshkosh JLTV will replace 5,500 of the U.S. Marine Corps’ uparmored HMMWVs. JLTV delivers unmatched performance, protection, networking and off-road mobility in a light vehicle package to support Marines as they perform missions outside the wire. Designed with room for growth as threats evolve, the JLTV’s scalable design is able to adapt to future requirements.Yep.
The Oshkosh JLTV on display at MDM is outfitted with an EOS R-400S-MK2 remote weapon system integrated with Orbital ATK's M230 LF 30 mm lightweight automatic chain gun to demonstrate the vehicle’s ability to support increased lethality including a medium caliber weapon system.
Here’s what Marines can expect from their new JLTVs:
- A vehicle 1/3 smaller and 1/3 lighter than the Oshkosh MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle,
- or M-ATV
- Off-road speeds 70 percent faster than today’s gold standard, the Oshkosh M-ATV
- A modular design that can be quickly and efficiently outfitted for a full range of missions
- High power-to-weight ratio for rapid acceleration – on and off grade
- Fully transportable by air or sea, such as C130, CH-53 and CH-47
- Network ready and VICTORY compliant to seamlessly integrate a full suite of C4ISR and weapons systems
Oshkosh will also display the EBFL-M, which modernizes the original EBFL configuration to provide greater operator protection, power and mobility. The air transportable EBFL-M can handle loads up to 11,000 lbs. and traverse rough terrain on Marine Corps forward operating bases.
- Superior ride quality
The Marine Corps needs to recapitalize its armored fleet and instead we're getting "Modern Jeeps", mounting big guns on them and calling it a combat vehicle.
Are the people on this blog the only one's that have seen how MRAP type trucks have performed in Yemen? Are we the only ones that have seen the carnage?