Brazilian Navy orders JLTVs

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According to information published by the Defesa Aera & Naval website, Brazil is the latest country to add American-made JLTV (Joint Light Tactical Vehicles) for infantry units of if its Naval Forces. The vehicles will be entered into service in 2022.

The JLTV program provides the Army and Marine Corps with a general-purpose, light tactical vehicle that delivers the optimal balance of protection, payload, and performance, enhancing the effectiveness of ground combat and supporting forces.

The state-of-the-art vehicles are equipped with an advanced crew protection system that offers a protection level similar to that of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles. The JLTV is powered by a digitally-controlled Gale Banks Engineering D866T V-8 turbo-diesel, based on GM’s Duramax architecture. 

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