Armored truck made by Oshkosh Defense passes latest test in bid for US military contract



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MILWAUKEE — Oshkosh Corp. says it has reached an important milestone in the creation of a new truck meant to replace Humvee troop carriers.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/U7n6pf ) that a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle made by Oshkosh Defense recently transferred critical mission data from onboard computer systems to external networks during a test at a U.S. Army facility in Arizona.

Oshkosh Defense says in a statement that the new truck has passed every test so far in the JLTV program.

The Wisconsin-based company is one of three bidding on a contract to produce vehicles to replace about 55,000 military Humvees.

The new trucks are intended to provide better protection from the roadside bombs that have killed many troops in Afghanistan.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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