What’s old is new again: the U.S. Marine Corps is harvesting old Humvee parts for the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), a move the service says will save money and boost the JLTV’s survivability as its fielded to the fleet in 2019.
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Harvested Humvee Parts
In a news release, Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) says its salvaging the Gunner’s Protection Kit (GPK) found on old Humvees and installing them on JLTV. In addition, used MCTAGS will be fitted onto the Corps’ Heavy Guns Carrier JLTV variant. Furthermore, the Close Combat Weapons Carrier variant of the JLTV is getting equipped with the I-TOW (Improved Tube lauched, Optically tracked, Wire-guided) GPK.
Only two JLTV variants are getting the MCTAGS or I-TOW GPK. However, all new JLTVs will get radios, antennas and other comms equipment harvested from old Humvees. Using harvested parts instead of buying new will save the service north of $100 million.
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Source:: Tactical Life