US launches JLTV - the Humvee replacement

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The US army has chosen the all new JLTV as a replacement to the legendary Humvee. An initial order of 5500 JLTV's has been placed.
 

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We make a similar vehicle in the Sherpa 2/3A but even at half the price we don't buy it any numbers.
The Sherpa sees limited service amongst NSG units in India too - good vehicle, but pricy.

Safari Storme for Big Army any day.
 

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We make a similar vehicle in the Sherpa 2/3A but even at half the price we don't buy it any numbers.
The capability between the two is so pronounced. The JLRV is truly a generation ahead of HUMVEE in all parameters. But the JLTV was concieved for assymetric warfare in War on Terror. So it was overdesigned to withstand IEDs, RPGs, high caliber rifles, and stay nimble and mobile in all kinds of terrain.

However the US is now moving away from War on Terror and focusing more on countering China and Russia the JLTV is no longer necessary. In its contest against China and Russia firepower is more important than IED protection. So the JLTV is not anymire so important.
 

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You can see the immense capability improvement between HUMVEE and JLTV in this video, as far as mobility is concerned:

 

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The capability between the two is so pronounced. The JLRV is truly a generation ahead of HUMVEE in all parameters. But the JLTV was concieved for assymetric warfare in War on Terror. So it was overdesigned to withstand IEDs, RPGs, high caliber rifles, and stay nimble and mobile in all kinds of terrain.

However the US is now moving away from War on Terror and focusing more on countering China and Russia the JLTV is no longer necessary. In its contest against China and Russia firepower is more important than IED protection. So the JLTV is not anymire so important.
Sherpa has all of that protection crap in it. JLTV is no better and costs twice as much with half the range and half the payload.
 

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Sherpa has all of that protection crap in it. JLTV is no better and costs twice as much with half the range and half the payload.
Your Sherpa is old tech to JLTV. The suspension system of JLTV alone is a whole different field with your Sherpa. That Sherpa is slow over rough terrain.

 

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Oshkosh Defense displays new version of Joint Light Tactical Vehicle



JLTV with Uvision Hero-120 Tactical System
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JLTV with the Kongsberg Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS) with the Javelin Integration Kit (JIK) and .50 Caliber Machine Gun

https://www.naval-technology.com/news/oshkosh-defense-displays-new-version-of-joint-light-tactical-vehicle/



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This is ridiculous. The U.S Army needs a light, cheap, utility vehicle like the old jeep. These big, heavy anc complex vehicles will be to expensive, and take to long to manufacture if the U.S miltary ever enters another large scale war with another superpower.
 

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Those JLTV look cool. I hope Tata/Mohindra and US would jointly produce few of those in India.
 

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