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U.S. Marines uses newest JLTVs during humanitarian assistance exercise

The United States Marine Corps has used recently received JLTV tactical vehicles during a humanitarian assistance exercise.

On Friday, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit press release said that a U.S. Marine with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), hold a humanitarian assistance exercise during Realistic Urban Training (RUT) at Bogue Airfield, N.C. Oct. 11, 2020.

Realistic Urban Training allows Marines and Sailors the opportunity to train in a controlled, realistic environment, utilizing the MEU’s command, air, ground and logistics elements.


The latest Joint Light Tactical Vehicles were also used during the exercise.

The JLTVs are intended to replace the Corps’ legacy fleet of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, better known as Humvee, in a one-for-one swap.

The JLTV family of vehicles comes in different variants—general purpose, heavy guns carrier, utility, and close combat weapons carrier—all providing protected, sustained, networked mobility that balances payload, performance and protection across the full range of military operations.

The JLTV is designed to withstand blasts and has an advanced cooling system that forces a high volume of air into the engine and transmission. The technology is a revolutionary upgrade from the up-armored Humvees that carried Marines into battle during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

By integrating new technology like the JLTV, Marines will continue to adapt to the current environment and be ready to fight now.

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