Oshkosh Defense, is poised to unveil the company’s L-ATV Ambulance at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2019 AUSA ILW Global Force Symposium & Exposition in Huntsville, AL, from March 26-28, 2019.
The announcement came on the heels of their receipt of U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) orders for 354 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) A1P2 trucks and trailers at a value of $75 million in February.
The new Oshkosh Defense L-ATV Ambulance allows Army medics and Marine corpsmen to keep up with the powerful Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) while also offering medical personnel and wounded warriors protection as they move to, through and away from combat.
“The L-ATV Ambulance is the next generation of ambulance vehicles, designed specifically to protect wounded Warfighters without sacrificing the speed and mobility needed to keep up with JLTVs on the battlefield,” explained George Mansfield, Vice President and General Manager, Joint Programs.
“In addition to its ability to protect and maneuver with the JLTV in combat operations, the L-ATV Ambulance has the flexibility and payload capacity medics require to transport life-saving equipment, allowing them to safely and efficiently perform their operations on the move.”
With the L-ATV Ambulance’s powerful drivetrain and TAK-4i® intelligent independent suspension system, the vehicle can travel off-road at JLTV speeds while the vastly improved ride quality enables medics and corpsmen to render medical aid while transporting the wounded to combat support hospitals.
(Scale a rocky slope. Outmaneuver the enemy. Haul equipment with capacity to spare. Nothing should stand in the way of the mission. The Oshkosh® TAK-4® family of independent suspensions gives any vehicle – from light tactical trucks to heavy equipment transporters – the protection, mobility and payload capacity to effectively complete demanding missions. Courtesy of Oshkosh Defense and YouTube. Posted on Aug 30, 2018.)
The L-ATV Ambulance’s rear cab area can hold 4 litters or up to 8 seated patients or a combination of the two, and there is also ample storage for any combination of high-use combat medical equipment.
Oshkosh Defense leadership will be available on site at the 2019 AUSA Global Force Symposium in booth #819 to discuss the L-ATV, along with the company’s full portfolio of vehicles, technologies, integration capabilities and aftermarket solutions.
(Learn More. John Bryant, President of Oshkosh Defense talks to Shaun Connors, Co-Editor, Jane’s Logistics, Support and Unmanned at IDEX 2019 about the JLTV on display at the show and provides an update on JLTV for the US Army. Courtesy of Jane’s by IHS Markit and YouTube. Posted on Feb 23, 2019.)