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Oshkosh JLTV vs AM General Humvee
U.S. Army rolls out its new cutting-edge combat vehicle
The U.S. Army selected the Oshkosh Defense L-ATV as the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), replacing the 30-year-old Humvee with a more modern combat vehicle. To more effectively handle harsh terrain and guard against IEDs, the Army needed a vehicle with the lightweight maneuverability of the Humvee and the ultra-durable protection of the MRAP. To get acquainted with the Oshkosh JLTV and understand why the Army chose it to replace the Humvee on the battlefield, we've compared these vehicles side by side.
Oshkosh's Core 1080 System offers 360-protection
- V-shaped hull guards against blasts from top, sides and below
- Design of the blast-protected seats and floor are classified, but the JLTV is expected to have blast mats and a floated floor similar to the Oshkosh MRAP.
- Roof can support 100% of the vehicle's weight
- Automatic fire suppression system
- Bulletproof windows and armored suicide doors
Network on Wheels
- The C4ISR network system makes the JLTV a protected mobile command center
- Remote Weapons Systems let soldiers operate weapons from inside the vehicle
- Counter Radio Electronic Warfare systems to defeat IEDs
- Situational Awareness systems, including shot detection and long-range surveillance
- $6.7 billion initial contract, which is estimated to eventually be worth $30 billion
- The Army ordered 49,099 JLTVs with deliveries scheduled through 2040.
- The Marine Corps ordered 5,500 JLTVs with deliveries scheduled through 2020.
- The Air Force will order 140 vehicles in 2018.
- Lockheed Martin filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office in 2015, but withdrew it to file one with the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. The second protest was withdrawn in 2016.
|Name||High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle||Joint Light Tactical Vehicle|
|Manufacturer||AM General||Oshkosh Defense|
|Average Unit Cost||$220,000||< $399,000|
|Hull Protection||Flat Design||V-Shaped Design|
|Engine||GEP 6.5 L Turbo Diesel V8||Militarized Duramax 6.6 L Turbo Diesel V8|
|Transmission||4-speed automatic||Allison 6-speed automatic|
|Suspension||Independent 4Ã—4||TAK-4i Intelligent Independent Suspension|
|Curb Weight||7,500 lb||14,000 lb|
|Top Speed||70 mph||100+ mph (electronically limited to 70 mph)|
|Horsepower||190 hp||Classified (400 hp in commerical version)|
|Fuel Range||250 miles/tank||300 miles/tank|
|Fording Depth (without snorkel kit)||2.5'||5'|
|Ground Clearance||18"||Classified (24 - 36" expected)|
|Side Slope Capability||30%||40%|
|Climb Capability||18" Vertical Step||24" Vertical Step|
|Reliability (miles between failure)||2,968 miles||7,051 miles|
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