The Oshkosh Defense Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle offers a smaller platform from the large MRAP and a more secure and maneuverable vehicle from the traditional Army Humvee. The manufacturer lists these features on their website:
OSHKOSH DEFENSE® L-ATV
The new Oshkosh Defense® L-ATV is the future of light combat vehicles. The L-ATV combines field-proven technologies, an advanced crew protection system that provides MRAP-level protection and expeditionary levels of mobility in a light-duty profile. Equipped with the Oshkosh TAK-4i™ intelligent independent suspension system*, this Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle delivers new levels of agility to safely traverse rugged terrain and compressed urban areas. The L-ATV can also be equipped with the ProPulse® hybrid diesel-electric drivetrain with exportable power for greater functionality, efficiency and fuel economy.
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Desiree Huitt is an Army Veteran serving 11 years as a Military Intelligence officer and prior to OCS as a combat medic. She is a graduate from the University of Texas in Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Middle Eastern Studies.