US company Oshkosh Defense exhibited its 2-door Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) and trailer with the SPIKE NLOS (Non-Line-Of-Sight) anti-tank missile system and Stryker Medium Caliber Weapon System (MCWS) ) at AUSA 2021, the Association of United States Army Defense exhibit held in Washington DC from October 11-13, 2021.
Oshkosh Defense presents the two-door version of the JLTV equipped with an arming station armed with four SPIKE NLOS missiles. (Image source Oshkosh Defense)
A globally recognized leader in the design and production of military vehicle systems, Oshkosh Defense enters AUSA 2021 with several recent contract awards highlighting its leadership in the wheeled tactical vehicle market and the company’s expansion into adjacencies, including combat vehicles.
“As we grow our portfolio, our top priority is listening to our customers and meeting their requirements for solutions specifically designed for current and future missions,” said John Bryant, executive vice president of ‘Oshkosh Corporation and Chairman of Oshkosh Defense. “Every vehicle and system we design, build and deliver relies on our proven manufacturing capabilities, a robust supply chain, and an experienced workforce of military vehicle experts who uniquely understand the complexities of the modern battlefield. “
The international momentum surrounding the Oshkosh JLTV, which delivers unprecedented levels of off-road mobility, survivability and integrated firepower on a light tactical vehicle platform, continues with commands or engagements eight NATO partners, allies and the coalition, including Belgium, Montenegro, Slovenia and Lithuania. , Brazil, Romania, North Macedonia and United Kingdom. Oshkosh Defense and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems also recently completed a successful live fire of Rafael’s SPIKE NLOS missile from an Oshkosh JLTV. In addition, Oshkosh Defense showcased the JLTV-based Remotely Operated Land Unit for Expeditionary Fires (ROGUE) as part of the US Navy’s full-scale exercise in which the vehicle launched a naval strike missile and scored a direct hit on a target at sea. To date, Oshkosh has built more than 13,500 JLTVs, and they have been deployed at more than 40 locations around the world.
The two-door version of the Oshkosh Defense JLTV on display at AUSA, features a forward crew cabin that can accommodate a crew of two soldiers and a rear cargo area that is equipped with a Launcher armament station armed with four missile container launchers capable of firing SPIKE NLOS (Non-Line-Of-Sight) anti-tank missiles.
The Spike NLOS (Non-Line-Of-Sight) is a versatile electro-optical missile system with a real-time wireless data link for ranges up to 25 km. The Spike NLOS weapon system is a member of the world famous Spike family. The system offers the shooter the unique ability to attack targets from a distance without line of sight.
The Spike NLOS weapon system can be used in direct attack or midway navigation based on target coordinates only. These modes allow you to defeat long-range hidden targets with pinpoint accuracy, assess damage and gain real-time intelligence. The missile’s electro-optical (EO) seeker incorporates a dual sensor capable of effectively engaging targets day and night and in adverse weather conditions.