Like the LVS, the LVSR will be used primarily for moving large amounts of supplies, such as ammunition, fuel, water and heavy equipment.
In addition, Everly said, the LVSR includes an in-cab electronic diagnostics system that allows the driver to monitor critical elements, such as engine, transmission, braking, central tire inflation and other components.
Another factor that will simplify upkeep is that the LVSR and the MTVR--both made by Oshkosh--share a comprehensive logistics network, common parts and similar maintenance training, Everly said.
The LVSR will be a heavy tactical transport vehicle for bulk liquids, ammunition, ISO containers up to 20 feet in length, tactical bridges and bulk cargo.
The delay in the LVSR solicitation--which originally had been scheduled for April 2002-appears to have been prompted by the installation and logistics branch, at Marine Corps headquarters.
The Oshkosh LVSR
vehicle is equipped with the Oshkosh Command Zone[TM] embedded diagnostics system and the company's patented TAK-4([R]) independent suspension system for superior off-road mobility in the most severe environments.
The LVSR is a heavy tactical transport vehicle for bulk liquids, ammunition, ISO containers up to 20 feet in length, tactical bridges and bulk cargo.
The Marines already have an LVSR prototype, which they call a "technology demonstrator," but they will not expect the final vehicle to look exactly like the demonstrator, said Lt.
president of NATC and Hodges Transportation, NATC's parent company, said, "ADAMS offered the best technology for the LVSR project.
Captain William Shannon, USMC project officer for the LVSR program, said, "The Marine Corps must employ the best technology available in order to procure future vehicles and systems for maximum performance.
The LVSR also features factory-installed armor as part of its crew cab and is designed to accept an add-on armor kit for increased protection.
The LVSR expands on the capabilities of the LVS, which has been an integral part of the Marine Corps fleet for nearly 25 years, to negotiate and overcome the most challenging environments, including those found in Afghanistan.