The Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) from Oshkosh Corporation, has been named to Popular Science Magazine’s “Best of What’s New 2015” list. Each year in its December issue, Popular Science honors 100 innovations that the magazine selects as “brilliant, revolutionary, and bound to shape the future.” The Oshkosh L-ATV was selected in the “Auto” section.
The Oshkosh L-ATV combines the ballistic capability of a light tank, the underbody blast protection of a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) class vehicle and the extreme mobility of a Baja racer. It offers armed forces around the globe next-generation capabilities that no other vehicle can match. In August 2015, after extensive U.S. Government testing and evaluation, the U.S. Army and Marine Corps selected the Oshkosh L-ATV as the winner of its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program, which will replace a large portion of the legacy HMMWV fleet.
“We are very pleased to be named to Popular Science’s prestigious list of products that make a difference,” said Wilson R. Jones, Oshkosh Corporation president and chief executive officer. “The L-ATV is a testament to all our employees who worked tirelessly for many years to design and build the world’s most technologically advanced tactical wheeled vehicle, which will take our brave Soldiers and Marines to the fight, help them complete their missions and return home safely. We are honored to be selected.”
This is the 28th year of the Popular Science awards competition. The criteria for the Popular Science judges’ panel are products that transform their category, solve an unsolvable problem, incorporate new ideas and functions and are ideas that are revolutionary, not evolutionary.