The iconic military Humvee is going to be replaced with this badass Oshkosh Defense vehicle.
American soldiers will soon have a new means of ground transportation as the military phases out the iconic Humvee. The U.S. Army recently awarded Oshkosh Defense a $6.75 billion dollar contract to produce the replacement for the Humvee.
Meet the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).
Oshkosh Defense beat out both Lockheed Martin and the company that designed the Humvee, AM General, for the contract. They are expected to deliver the first batch of JLTVs approximately 10 months after the contract became official.
The defense company will eventually make 50,000 JLTVs for the Army and 5,500 more for the Marines.
The JLTV will allow troops to move over ground at speeds 70 percent higher than the current fastest vehicle used by the military. That speed in addition to the rugged design and increased safety potential should make a lot of soldiers very happy with the JLTV.