Belgian Ministry of Defense Orders JLTVs

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corp. company, announced that the Belgian Ministry of Defense has awarded Oshkosh Defense a contract for 322 Oshkosh Defense Command and Liaison Vehicles (CLV) for the Belgium Defense Forces.

Exterior of JLTV for the Belgium Ministry of Defense

Banks Tech, a division of Gale Banks Engineering, manufactures the powerplant for the Oshkosh Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV). A purpose-built Duramax diesel engine based on the architecture of the truck engine. The engine drives an Allison 2500SP six-speed automatic transmission and the vehicle also incorporates Oshkosh’s TAK-4i independent suspension.

A JLTV vehicle splashing through a puddle.

“Oshkosh Defense is honored that Belgium has chosen to equip its armed forces with the Oshkosh CLV,” said John Bryant. John is the Executive Vice President of Oshkosh Corp and President of Oshkosh Defense. “The Oshkosh CLV offers Belgian soldiers the world’s most advanced light military vehicle. It delivers the next-generation levels of protection, off-road mobility, speed, transportability, and seamless operational and logistical interoperability with North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies.” Finally, the Belgian Ministry of Defense joins the United States, the United Kingdom, Lithuania, Slovenia, and Montenegro in choosing Oshkosh JLTV.

A JLTV on a mountiain.

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