Oshkosh To Do Design, Simulation Work For Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program

Posted on September 6, 2006

Oshkosh Truck Corp. said it has been selected by the U.S. Office of Naval Research to perform a conceptual design and mockup for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. The Office of Naval Research, in concert with the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, is supporting the JLTV program to develop a family of light tactical wheeled vehicles with superior survivability characteristics and enhanced payload.

Specifications defined by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps for the JLTV family of vehicles address capabilities gaps and increase force protection, survivability, fuel-efficiency, capacity, maneuverability and automotive safety balanced with the total cost of ownership. Vehicles also must meet current weight and dimension requirements for transportability aboard ships and aircraft.

The work that Oshkosh Truck will perform involves a component technology review and the development of modeling and simulation programs, as well as conceptual designs of future technologies for the JLTV program. Work is expected to be completed during the second quarter of fiscal 2007.