Oshkosh Corp. says it has reached an important milestone in the
creation of a new truck meant to replace Humvee troop carriers.
A news outlet
reported Tuesday 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.
says in a statement that the new truck has passed every test so far
in the JLTV program.
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.