Oshkosh Defense Showcases JLTVs Packed with Firepower at Modern Day Marine
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Oshkosh Defense LLC, an Oshkosh Corp. company, is showcasing three variants of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at Modern Day Marine Expo 2018 in Quantico, Virginia.
With its payload capacity and systems integration-minded design, the JLTV can pack a lethal punch with a multitude of remotely-operated weapon configurations.
The 4-door JLTV is outfitted with the Kongsberg Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) with the Javelin Integration Kit (JIK)and .50-caliber machine gun. The two-door variant houses the Boeing Compact Laser Weapon System and Kongsberg CROWS Low-Profile Remote Weapon Station (RWS) with a .50-caliber machine gun. A third JLTV is integrated with a Kongsberg PROTECTOR II RWS with XM914 lightweight 30 mm cannon, JIK and 7.62 coaxial machine gun.
“The JLTV, which is scheduled to be fielded with Marines in 2019, will provide the force with capabilities it’s never seen before in a light tactical vehicle,” said George Mansfield, vice president and general manager of Joint Programs, Oshkosh Defense. “It’s light, mobile, protected, and flexible enough to accept any combination of weapons systems necessary for each mission. We are incredibly excited to see this vehicle fielded and in the hands of our Marines.”
According to the Marine Corps, fielding for the JLTV will begin in spring 2019. In all, the Army plans to purchase 49,000 JLTVs and the Marine Corps will purchase 9,091.