Israeli Military to Soon Receive Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicles

JLTV was designed to replace Humvees
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Israeli Military to Soon Receive Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicles
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Israel’s Defense Ministry has confirmed that Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) produced by the U.S. company Oshkosh are en route to the country.

In a statement released on March 28, the ministry announced that Major General (Ret.) Eyal Zamir, the Director General of the Ministry of Defense, visited the Ministry's procurement delegation in New York. During the visit, a situation assessment was conducted regarding the ongoing procurement operation and the transportation logistics to Israel.

Accompanied by Brigadier General (Ret.) Michel Ben Baruch, head of the delegation, Zamir toured the logistics center of the Ministry of Defense delegation, reviewing the equipment acquired by the ministry, notably the protected off-road vehicles, including the JLTV jeep manufactured by Oshkosh.

Israel’s MoD announced on December 1, 2023, that it had placed two JLTV orders: one for 75 JLTVs through a foreign military sale and “dozens more” through a direct commercial sale, according to Oshkosh. The company did not provide a specific number of vehicles Israel is buying through the commercial sale.

The JLTV was designed to replace the aging up-armored High-Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle (Humvee) fleet with a vehicle providing better protection, mobility, and a greater payload capacity.

CEO Zamir engaged in working meetings with counterparts at the Pentagon throughout the week, discussing future procurement plans and the sustained supply chain to bolster Israel's war effort.

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