The vehicles we are about to discuss are not targeting the typical soccer-mom. However, they are targets of America's worst enemies.
The Department of Defense has chosen three finalists in the competition to succeed the venerable Humvee in the U.S. Military's arsenal.
AM General, Lockheed Martin and Oshkosh will now submit 22 examples each of their Joint Light Tactical Vehicles for a 27-month evaluation that will decide which company gets the $20 billion contract to make tens of thousands of the $270,000 fighting vehicles.
These monsters are the finalists:
1. AM General BRV-O
AM General built the Humvee and is proposing to replace it with the BRV-O, or Blast Resistant Vehicle Off Road. It has a fuel-efficient six-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic transmission, self-leveling suspension and "clustered super-computing power."
2. Lockheed JLTV
Lockheed calls it the Joint Warfighter, and it features a V-shaped hull, uses a Cummins diesel engine and armor provided by BAE Systems.
3. Oshkosh L-ATV
a version of the Light Combat Tactical Vehicle concept that competed in the 2010 Baja 1000 off-road race. The company says it offers MRAP levels of protection against explosive devices and can be available in a diesel-electric hybrid version.
All three vehicles look badass to me, but I'd vote for the Lockheed JLTV. It looks the toughest and has the well-known Cummins diesel engine.
via Fox News