Northrop Grumman Corp. and Oshkosh Corp. selected Plasan, a developer and manufacturer of add-on armor systems for the military and commercial market, to assist with the design and engineering of the armor for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.
Hybrid and electric vehicles are being eyed by the military, which has often found it difficult to supply fuel when many vehicles are on the move. But a number of challenges must be overcome before warfighters see electrified vehicles in the field.
Collaboration has become a watchword for the many aspects of vehicle development projects over the past years as cost-strapped vehicle makers added complex electronic features and functions to vehicles. Military developers also are planning to use even more of these linkups as military budget cuts loom.
More powerful design tools, faster microprocessors, and software standards are a few of the tools that will help make possible a system-wide approach toward vehicle design.
U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) awarded Oshkosh Corp. an additional $189 million to deliver an additional 352 MRAP All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) to the U.S.
Oshkosh Corp.’s Defense Segment received a $33 million award from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to supply a rear-mounted camera system on more than 2200 MRAP All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV) to provide improved situational awareness for vehicle occupants.
Oshkosh Corp. has received an additional $175 million order from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to deliver 400 MRAP All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs).
Oshkosh Corp. announced the opening of a new manufacturing plant in Tianjin, China. The state-of-the-art facility produces access equipment made by Oshkosh subsidiary JLG for China and other Asian markets.
Oshkosh Corp.’s Defense division received a $477 million contract from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) for the delivery of more than 1350 new and recapitalized Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4s and more than 1000 Palletized Load System Trailers.
Oshkosh Corp.’s Defense business received a $122 million order to supply its TAK-4 independent suspension system for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The supply order was issued by Force Protection Inc. as a result of a contract action from the MRAP Joint Program Office.
Oshkosh Defense signed a cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Army's Tank and Automotive Research, Development, and Engineering Center (TARDEC) to refine technology for the operation of unmanned ground vehicles in convoy missions in real-world environments.
JLG Industries introduced several new products and services at Bauma 2016 in Munich, including the 1500AJP with a working envelope of more than 74,000 m³ (2.6 million ft³) of reachable space.
Performance, reliability, and safety assessments performed using predictive capability for electromechanical systems are on the rise, yet no standard exists in the truck and off-highway engineering design industry for representing the degree to which a model has been validated. Such a standard can enable engineers and managers with a tool to assess the maturity of predictive capability itself.