Slovakia to buy 192 JLTV Heavy Gun Carriers with weapons systems

The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale of M1278A1/A2 Heavy Gun Carriers Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs) to the Government of Slovakia, along with related equipment and services for a total cost of $250 million, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a press statement.

Slovakia has requested 192 JLTVs, as well as M153 Common Remote Weapons Stations (CROWS) with Display and Control Panels (DCP), M2 Quick Change Barrels (QCB) .50 caliber machine guns, MK19 40mm grenade launchers, M2A1 machine guns, M4A1 Joint Chemical Agent Detectors, AN/VAS-5B(V)2 Driver’s Vision Enhancers (DVE), JLTV kits, special tools, spare parts, and other related elements of logistics and program support.

The proposed sale aims to improve Slovakia’s military capabilities and meet current and future threats by providing the Slovak Land Forces with vehicles to support increased mobility and enhanced protection for ground units. The procurement of JLTVs would also enable divestiture of Russian-produced equipment, as JLTVs would replace Soviet-era personnel carriers.

The primary contractors for this sale will be Oshkosh Corporation and Oshkosh Defense, LLC.

Read more about JLTV Heavy Gun Carrier – visit Oshkosh website.




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