Ground Warfare

Brazilian Marine Corps To Get Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)

Oshkosh Defense Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) Family
Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) Family

After Oshkosh Defense announced the sale of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) to Brazilian Marine Corps (Corpo de Fuzileiros Navais), the Brazilian Navy (Marinha do Brasil) confirmed its intention to deploy these platforms for United Nations Peacekeeping, law enforcement and amphibious missions. TheFederal government of Brazil and the United States government for 12 JLTVs, with deliveries by Oshkosh Defense expected from 2022.

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is a United States military (specifically U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps) and United States Special Operations Command program to part-replace the Humvee with a family of more survivable vehicles with greater payload. Early studies for the JLTV program were approved in 2006. The JLTV program incorporates lessons learned from the earlier Future Tactical Truck Systems program and other associated efforts.

Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)
Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)

The JLTV family and its nomenclature evolved throughout the development process and to date the U.S. Army has allocated M designations to four individual JLTV configurations. The CSV replaced the previous Category C configuration and was a 2-seat vehicle with a 5,100-pound payload. The JLTV family now consists of three base vehicle platforms, Utility (JLTV-UTL), Close Combat Weapons Carrier (JLTV-CCWC) and General Purpose (JLTV-GP).

Outside of the United States, a number of other countries have shown an interest in or have ordered the JLTV. These include Belgium, Brazil, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, and Slovenia. All have ordered via FMS with the exception of Belgium which is a direct sale. Portugal and the United Kingdom have expressed a documented interest in acquiring the JLTV. Australia joined the TD phase of JLTV but ultimately opted to procure the locally produced Thales Hawkei.

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