Stars and Stripes stripes.com 21 Dec, 2020 03:00 am

Marines test-drive new armored vehicles in Japanese Alps

Marines test-drive new armored vehicles in Japanese Alps
Compared to the Humvee, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is significantly more capable of taking a hit from direct-fire weapons, indirect fire, and explosives, said a Marine Corps official.

SETH ROBSON/STARS AND STRIPES CAMP SOUMAGAHARA, Japan — The Marine Corps’ successor to the Humvee — the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle — got its first workout in Japan during this month’s Exercise Forest Light.The battalion was the first in the Marine Corps to replace its Humvees with the new vehicles, Capt.“The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is the successor to the Humvee (HMMWV), and the Marine Corps has been leading the charge on adopting them,” he said.“The JLTV is, in pretty much every respect, a sturdier, more capable vehicle in line with the Marine Corps’ mandate for faster, more flexible, and more survivable operations,” he said.

They can attack other armored vehicles and carry targeting and sensor equipment, as well as every crew-served weapon in the Marine Corps inventory, he said.with a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle during training in Gunma prefecture, Japan, Dec.

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