May 29, 2013. David Pugliese - Defence Watch
News release from Oshkosh:
OTTAWA, Ontario (May 29, 2013) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), is showcasing the Oshkosh Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) – the future of light tactical vehicles – for the first time in Canada at the CANSEC 2013 defence exhibition in Ottawa, Ontario. The L-ATV aims to replace aging Light Utility Vehicle, Wheeled (LUVW) and special operations vehicle fleets and give troops greater off-road mobility, protection, speed and transportability capabilities.
“Military threats, tactics and environments are changing at unprecedented speeds,” said John Urias, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense. “Our L-ATV platform leverages the latest automotive technologies and vast military experience to give troops next-generation levels of mobility, protection and operational flexibility for missions both at home and abroad. We believe this vehicle represents the future of light tactical vehicles and are excited to share this cutting edge solution in Canada.”
The Oshkosh L-ATV offers an advanced crew protection system proven to optimize crew survivability. The platform can accept multiple armour configurations, which allows the vehicle to adapt easily to changing operational requirements. The L-ATV also applies the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent independent-suspension system to provide significantly faster speeds when operating off-road, which can be critical to troops’ safety.
The U.S. Army and Marine Corps selected the Oshkosh L-ATV in August 2012 as one of three vehicles to be evaluated in the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) programme, which focuses on replacing the HMMWV fleet. As part of the JLTV programme, Oshkosh will deliver 22 L-ATVs in August 2013 for U.S. Government testing and evaluation.
Also at CANSEC, the company will be displaying the Oshkosh Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4 Light Equipment Transporter and the Oshkosh Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) 5-ton wrecker, as well as demonstrating a new module of the Oshkosh Virtual Trainer for the HEMTT Load Handling System (LHS).
Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available at CANSEC to discuss the company’s commitment to Canada, as well its full range of vehicle, technology and service offerings, at indoor booth #1001 in The Ernst & Young Centre (formerly the CE Centre) and outdoor booth #2029 today through May 30.