LATV's new vehicle to replace existing Army Humvee

LATV's new vehicle to replace existing Army Humvee -

US Army recently announced that they are collaborating with Oshkosh in a program called the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to produce a new version of the vehicle army called "L-ATV" (Light Combat tactical all-terrain vehicle). This vehicle is intended to replace the existing vehicle of the army called Humvee. Humvee, or High Mobility Multipurpose HMMVV or Wheeled Vehicle is a jeep like vehicle that is used to invade Iraq twice he carries soldiers and Marines across the desert.

L-ATV MRAPs borrows some design elements as MRAPs are designed to survive bomb blasts while the ATV-should do the same. However, L-ATV should be faster and therefore more mobility than heavy armored trucks. In addition to this L-ATV should also be able to move on too, which is the same as its predecessor. However, it is found that L-ATV is much heavier than the design of the original Humvee that weight is three times the Humvee. Apparently, it becomes a major concern for the Marines that uses ships are designed to carry a lighter version.

The contract requires Oshkosh to build 17,000 L-ATV in the coming years with 5,500 go to Marine Corps as the first step. Finally, the military seeks to replace more than 49,000 vehicles which is currently still in service.

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