Hummer Makeover: Army To Get New L-ATV Vehicles

Hummer’s are arguably one of the coolest vehicles ever developed. They’re tough, can climb vertical walls, and are almost as wide as they are they long. But these monsters of off-road have seen their day, and the Army plans to replace them with a newer, better vehicle.

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (L-ATV) will be built by Oshkosh, who plans to replace 55,000 Humvees over a period of time for an estimated cost of nearly $30 billion.

The new vehicles will be faster, have improved ballistic and explosive protection, and will come standard with GPS and an array of other techy electronic warfare components.

In other words, it’ll be like a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) on steroids.

(This article was a submission from freelance writer Brent Rogers)

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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