First Oshkosh LVSR deployed to Afghanistan


The US Marine Corps has deployed its first Oshkosh Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) to Afghanistan, with two additional vehicles set to be delivered later this month.

All three vehicles being delivered are cargo variants.

Oshkosh Defence says it is also sending two field service representatives to Afghanistan this month to provide support services for LVSR users.

The heavy-payload LVSR, which arrived in Afghanistan in September, is a next-generation replacement for the LVS and features survivability, mobility and performance improvements.

The vehicle uses the TAK-4 independent suspension system and mechanical rear-steer technology to provide superior mobility on demanding off-road terrain and unimproved roads, Oshkosh says.

The LVSR also features factory-installed armour as part of its crew cab and is designed to accept an add-on armour kit for increased protection.

“The fielding of this vehicle in Afghanistan is a significant milestone for both the US Marine Corps and Oshkosh Defence,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense.

“The LVSR expands on the capabilities of the LVS, which has been an integral part of the Marine Corps fleet for nearly 25 years, to negotiate and overcome the most challenging environments, including those found in Afghanistan.”