Lockheed Equips Oshkosh Tactical Vehicles With Spike Missiles

Lockheed Martin has successfully integrated its Spike Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) missile system into Oshkosh Defense’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs).

Spike NLOS is an electro-optically guided, multi-purpose missile that can hit targets at a range of 32 kilometers (20 miles) with pinpoint accuracy.

It can be launched from air, naval, and land platforms including vehicles with a standard palletized interface.

The weapon system can be operated in both offensive and defensive roles and provides real-time tactical intelligence and damage assessment.

According to Lockheed vice president Jerry Brode, combining the capabilities of the Spike NLOS and the JLTV yields “next-level mobility and mission effectiveness” for military units.

“This advanced weapon system’s real-time video imagery allows operators to alter or abort missions while en route to a target, providing users with more options in critical moments,” he explained.

The Oshkosh JLTV

The JLTV is a state-of-the-art military vehicle allowing protected, sustained, and networked mobility for personnel and payloads.

It provides soldiers with significant protection against multiple threats through its patented blast-protected seats, an automatic fire protection system, and a scalable crew protection system.

Despite its ability to carry 3,500 pounds (1,587 kilograms) of payload, the JLTV can be transported by air, land, and sea to support various missions.

Earlier this year, Oshkosh unveiled an electric hybrid variant of the JLTV featuring reduced noise and heat signatures compared to diesel engines.

The hybrid vehicle’s design provides silent drive capability, extended silent watch, and enhanced fuel economy, making it ideal for combat and reconnaissance operations.

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