Oshkosh showcases L-ATV

May 30, 2013 at 12:29 PM

OTTAWA, May 30 (UPI) -- The new light all-terrain combat vehicle by U.S. company Oshkosh Defense has been showcased at a Canadian defense exhibition.

The L-ATV was designed to replace aging Light Utility Vehicle, Wheeled fleets and special operations vehicle fleets.

"Military threats, tactics and environments are changing at unprecedented speeds," said John Urias, Oshkosh Corp. executive vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense.

"Our L-ATV platform leverages the latest automotive technologies and vast military experience to give troops next-generation levels of mobility, protection and operational flexibility for missions both at home and abroad.

"We believe this vehicle represents the future of light tactical vehicles and are excited to share this cutting edge solution in Canada."

Oshkosh said the L-ATV features accepts multiple armor configurations and the company's TAK-4i intelligent independent-suspension system, which allows "significantly" faster off-road operating speeds.

The U.S. Army and Marine Corps selected the Oshkosh L-ATV last year for evaluation in the engineering, manufacturing and development phase of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program for replacing HMMWV fleets.

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