Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, demonstrated three variants of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at Modern Day Marine Expo 2018. The vehicles were on display at Quantico Marine Corps Base in Quantico, Virginia from Tuesday, September 25th through Thursday, September 27th.
The 4-door JLTV was outfitted with the Kongsberg Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) with the Javelin Integration Kit (JIK) and .50/12.7-mm Caliber Machine Gun. The 2-door variant housed the Boeing Compact Laser Weapon System (CLWS) and Kongsberg CROWS Low-Profile Remote Weapon Station (RWS) with a .50/12.7-mm Caliber Machine Gun. A third JLTV was on display in the Kongsberg booth #2825, integrated with a Kongsberg PROTECTOR II RWS with XM914 Lightweight 30-mm Cannon, JIK, and 7.62-мм coax 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. It’s light, mobile, protected, and flexible enough to accept any combination of weapons systems necessary for each mission», said George Mansfield, Vice President and General Manager of Joint Programs, Oshkosh Defense. «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.
Oshkosh Defense leadership was available at Modern Day Marine in booth #2403 to discuss the JLTV, and the company’s full portfolio of leading tactical wheeled vehicles, technologies, and integration capabilities.