L-ATV achieves IOC with US Marine Corps

///L-ATV achieves IOC with US Marine Corps


The US Marine Corps has achieved initial operational capability for the Oshkosh L-ATV, a program originating from the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle initiative.  Envisioned to replace the AM General High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle in the combat role, the L-ATV will supplement the Corp’s M-ATV inventory.  Primary roles include scout, transport, assault and special operations.


The L-ATV offers protection from IEDs similar to that of the M-ATV yet retains mobility equivalent to the HMMWV. The L-ATV can be airlifted by the CH-53E, CH-53K and CH-47F helicopters as well as most transport aircraft. Initial armaments include the M2 12.7 mm machine gun and MK19 40 mm grenade launcher.


The Marine Corps plans on acquiring 9,091 L-ATVs by FY 2022.  The UKs ministry of defense may also potentially procure the vehicle for the British Army.

To see access detailed specifications and analysis of all operational military aircraft subscribe to Gladius Global Aircraft Guide.https://www.gladiusds.com/modern-military-aircraft/