January 26, 2022

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How the Humvee Compares to the New Oshkosh JLTV ( Joint Light Tactical Vehicle )

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How the Humvee Compares to the New Oshkosh JLTV ( Joint Light Tactical Vehicle ) – Hello everyone you’re watching the channel Military TV, the venerable Humvee was first fielded to combat units in the mid-1980s. It had impressive mobility; it was fast and extremely reliable.

But beginning in 2004, the vehicle that was designed for the European battlefield began to struggle when it faced a determined Iraqi insurgency that fought with improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. Soon, images of burnt-out, twisted Humvees became a symbol of America’s struggle to cope with a new, horrific type of warfare.

The military eventually replaced many Humvees with heavy-duty vehicles called MRAPs, designed specifically to withstand roadside bombs. But they were slow, top-heavy and had limited capability off-road.

While many short-term efforts to protect troops were launched, the Pentagon was determined to develop a lasting solution. It first approved the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle ( JLTV ) as a program of record in 2006.
It took almost a decade for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle ( JLTV ) to become a reality but, in August 2015, Oshkosh Corp. was selected over Lockheed Martin Corp. and AM General LLC to build the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle ( JLTV ) for the Army and the Marine Corps, a program that could exceed $30 billion to meet the current joint-service requirement.


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