There’s a new bully on the playground, due to replace the Humvee as the Western world’s dominant, all-terrain military vehicle – and it’s expected to reach Israel after going into active duty in the US.
The Oshkosh L-ATV (Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle) recently won the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program, with a design meant to offer better protection, more agility and greater speed than the Humvee, in service for over 70 years in various armies including the IDF.
The US Army plans to incorporate the L-ATV into operation by 2018. Oshkosh has manufactured military vehicles for nearly 100 years and expects to sell 55 thousand of the new-age, all-terrain monsters for a total of $30 billion by 2040. […]