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OSHKOSH DEFENSE RECEIVES $591.6 MILLION JLTV ORDER
Monday, November 29, 2021
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.Source: US Army


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OSHKOSH, Wis. -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command - Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) announced that it has awarded Oshkosh Defense, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, a $591.6 Million order for 1,669 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV), 868 companion trailers, and associated packaged and installed kits.

The order includes Oshkosh Defense JLTVs for the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Navy. As part of the order, 125 vehicles will also be delivered to NATO and allied partners, including Brazil, Lithuania, Montenegro, and Slovenia.

Since winning the competitive JLTV contract in 2015, Oshkosh Defense has built over 14,000 JLTVs, and that number continues to grow every day.

International momentum surrounding the Oshkosh Defense JLTV also continues to grow as customers seek a light tactical vehicle with lethal capabilities, fleet commonality attributes, and design flexibility.

Source:  Oshkosh Defense
Associated URL: oshkoshdefense.com

 
RUSSIAN VPK SHOWS OFF IMPROVED APC
Saturday, November 27, 2021
MOSCOW -- Russia's Military-Industrial Company (VPK) has shown off what is to be the replacement for the BTR-80, the K-17 Bumerang. The K-17 has additional armor that was recently revealed to the public and is equipped with a 12.7mm machine gun.

The Head of the 154th military representative office, Lt. Colonel Yuri Chikin stated that trials for the new APC are planned to begin in the spring of 2022. The K-17 has a crew of 3 (Commander, gunner, and driver), and can carry 9 soldiers. The K-17 also has a welded hull and turret with modular armor with a V-shaped hull that will deflect mine blasts. The protection level is currently classified. The vehicle is fitted with NBC protection and automatic fire suppression systems and reportedly can be fitted with active protection systems.

Source:  Defence-Blog
Associated URL: Click here to visit
Author: N. Dawson 

 
XL FLEET AWARDED PILOT PROJECT WITH DOD TO PROTOTYPE FUEL-SAVING TECHNOLOGY FOR TACTICAL VEHICLES
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
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.Source: Stewart & Stevenson


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BOSTON -- XL Fleet Corp was awarded a contract by the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) and The U.S. Army’s Project Manager Transportation Systems (PM TS) to prototype a fuel-saving technology for military vehicles. XL Fleet is one of two companies awarded a contract to develop a pilot technology project over the course of the next year. This technology has the potential to be applied to tens of thousands of existing vehicles across a wide range of military applications. The pilot program began on October 1, 2021, and will run for 13 months.

XL Fleet’s contract is a part of the DoD’s ongoing efforts to address some of the key fuel-saving efforts for its fleet of more than a quarter million military tactical vehicles. As these vehicles spend more than half of their operational time idling, they currently require significant amounts of fuel to run onboard electric power systems and to maintain cabin climate control. This reduces vehicles’ range, creates significant costs, and drastically increases thermal and acoustic signatures of the vehicles, putting them at greater risk of detection in the field. Additionally, by enhancing fuel efficiency and limiting the amount of fuel consumed by its vehicles, the U.S. military can significantly reduce the logistical and transportation requirements of its fuel supply chain - a key source of logistical complexity and safety risk to personnel.

As part of the DoD pilot program, XL Fleet is currently developing a retrofit idle reduction technology for use in the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), the U.S. Army's standard two-and-a-half to 10-ton trucks. The hybrid conversion kits would be delivered to the DoD for installation by Soldiers on vehicles in the military fleet. The Program Executive Office for Combat Support & Combat Service Support (PEO CS&CSS), which includes PM TS, has expressed that this program may be a step toward further hybridization and electrification efforts, as the U.S. military moves toward sustainable energy solutions to extend the operational range of its tactical vehicle fleet, among other benefits.

Source:  www.xlfleet.com

 

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