Oshkosh Defense is touting an ability to build C4 capabilities directly into the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.
The 22 prototypes that Oshkosh delivered to the government in August for the JLTV engineering and manufacturing development phase had C4 capabilities integrated during manufacture.
“Unlike a third-party aftermarket integration approach, which requires vehicle disassembly and a trial-and-error design approach, Oshkosh Defense integrates C4 equipment and a full range of weapons and other systems in the initial vehicle design process to reduce potential system conflicts or interference,” the company said in a news release. “Complete assembly line installation and quality control processes also eliminate the cost and quality issues related to tearing apart and reassembling the vehicle to run wiring harnesses and connectors.”
Oshkosh demonstrated this integration capability on the MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle earlier this month at the 2013 Association of the United States Army convention in Washington, D.C.