Oshkosh to Display JLTV Armed with 30mm Cannon

Oshkosh Defense, LLC Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. Photo: Oshkosh Defense, LLC.Oshkosh Defense, LLC Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. Photo: Oshkosh Defense, LLC.

Oshkosh Corp. will feature its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle outfitted with an Orbital ATK’s M230 LF 30 mm lightweight automatic chain gun at the National Guard Association of the United States Conference Sept. 10-12 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Maryland.

JLTV is the next generation light tactical vehicle that was selected by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps to replace a portion of the outdated, armored Humvee fleet.

Army maneuver leaders, such as Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, have been campaigning for the service to adopt a 30mm cannon for the JLTV to give units such as scout platoons a more potent weapon than the .50 caliber machine gun.

Oshkosh officials said the JLTV at the NGUAS conference will feature the 30mm cannon teamed up with an EOS R-400S-MK2 remote weapon system to demonstrate the vehicle’s ability to support increased lethality including a medium caliber weapon system.

“The JLTV is the most capable light tactical vehicle ever built, providing our troops with the payload, performance and protection they need for current and future battlefields,” Pat Williams, Oshkosh Defense vice president of U.S. Army and Marine Corps programs, said in a recent press release.

“At Oshkosh, we know that there is nothing more important than enabling our troops to complete their missions and get home safely. That’s why we designed the JLTV to support a wide range of mission equipment including advanced command and control, communications, computing systems, as well as higher caliber weapons systems.”