US Army begins testing advanced joint light tactical vehicles

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Oshkosh Defense has handed over the first seven joint light tactical vehicles (JLTV) to the US Army and Marine Corps for testing at different sites across the force.

Around 100 of the JLTV production vehicles will be provided for testing over the next year, at a rate of approximately 10 per month. The vehicles will undergo maneuverability and automotive testing at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

The JLTV is a tactical wheeled vehicle with a chassis that offers protection from underbelly blasts and an intelligent suspension system that can be raised and lowered for off-road conditions.

The vehicles will also undergo testing for cyber integration of command, control, communications and intelligence at the Electronic Proving Ground (EPG) at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. The vehicles will additionally be tested for automotive performance at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), Maryland, and at the Cold Regions Test Center (CRTC) at Fort Greely, Alaska.

October 18, 2016

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