North Macedonia has welcomed the primary batch of Oshkosh Protection-built Joint Mild Tactical Automobiles (JLTV) as they had been unloaded from a ship on the port of Thessaloniki, Greece. The primary six, of a complete of 33 automobiles which are anticipated to be delivered to North Macedonia by the tip of the yr, had been unloaded on July 23. The Minister of Defence of the Republic of North Macedonia, Slavjanka Petrovska mentioned final week the primary cargo of 6 JLTV gentle armored automobiles arrived Thessaloniki port, Greece with 180 Textron M1117 armored automobiles which have been donated to Greece by america. With the arrival of the primary automobiles, Balkan state is becoming a member of a number of different European clients of the JLTVs, together with regional neighbors Montenegro and Slovenia.

The U.S. Military introduced a JLTV contract modification in November 2020 that recognized North Macedonia as a buyer. Oshkosh introduced in December 2020 that it had been contracted to provide and ship 59 JLTVs to Brazil, Lithuania, and North Macedonia, however with no breakdown. Oshkosh Protection LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was awarded a $591,605,517 modification to contract for 1,669 Joint Mild Tactical Automobile vans, 868 JLTV trailers and related kits and elements. Earlier funding statements allowed for equipping the Military of the Republic of North Macedonia with 33 JLTVs, the primary supply of which had been anticipated in late 2021 or early 2022. North Macedonia’s Lengthy Time period Defence Functionality Growth Plan predicts the acquisition by 2024 of 96 JLTVs.


The primary six of 33 Joint Mild Tactical Automobiles (JLTV) purchased by North Macedonia from Oshkosh Protection are on their approach from Thessaloniki port, Greece.

The Joint Mild Tactical Automobile (JLTV) is a United States navy (particularly U.S. Military, U.S. Marine Corps) and United States Particular Operations Command program to partially exchange the Humvee fleet with a household of extra survivable automobiles having a larger payload. Early research for the JLTV program had been authorized in 2006. The JLTV program incorporates classes discovered from the sooner Future Tactical Truck Programs program and different related efforts. JLTV follows the U.S. Military’s Lengthy Time period Armor Technique with kits for 2 ranges of armor safety. Oshkosh’s L-ATV was chosen because the winner of the JLTV program in August 2015 and awarded an preliminary manufacturing contract for as much as 16,901 JLTVs. The U.S. Military authorized the JLTV for full–fee manufacturing in June 2019.

JLTV is transportable by sea, rail, and air. The JLTV is transportable on all lessons of ocean-going transport ships with minimal disassembly. It was required to be rail-transportable on U.S. and NATO nation railways. Air transportability will likely be by fixed-wing plane as giant or bigger than the C-130 Hercules and sling-loadable with rotary-wing plane such because the CH-47/MH-47 and CH-53. The proposed ambulance variant was to be air-droppable by C-5 and C-17 fixed-wing plane. The JLTV has an automated fire-extinguishing system to guard the crew cabin. Gasoline tanks are mounted externally and shielded by the JLTV construction. Every crew seat has a mixed seat and blast restraint machine.