This New Age Military Humvee is Bigger and Badder than Before
We all know that Hummers are very expensive vehicles for civilians to purchase. Now imagine how much the military variety must cost. You guessed it, a lot. Let’s introduce the new Oshkosh L-ATV aimed at replacing the aging Hummer.
The Pentagon’s next weapon in heavy truck artillery, this new age “Humvee” isn’t really a Humvee. Traditional military Humvees have been all the rage since 1985, when the first one was produced by AM General.
This new addition is a Light Combat All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV). It’s a product of the Pentagon’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program that was tasked to deliver something with greater flexibility from the Humvees of yesteryear.
Back when the improvised explosive devices were going off in Iraq, the Army and Marines needed a solution. IEDs were the cause of death for 60 percent of American casualties at that point. It got so bad that soldiers had to resort to desperate measures for their safety…