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GM powered the original Humvee, and now the company is chipping in to motivate its successor, with Oshkosh picking the Duramax diesel to power the new JLTV, or Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

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AM General, Lockheed Martin To Likely Contest Decision

According to Army officials, the new Oshkosh JLTV should cost less than $399,000 per vehicle, a figure that includes a full complement of battle equipment.

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Oshkosh Defense has officially been awarded the contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, the US military's replacement for the venerable Humvee.

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Among the many, many big-ticket items under consideration by the United States military, one of the single most important is finding a replacement for the venerable Humvee. The iconic off-roader was designed to fight the Soviet Union and has struggled on today's IED-littered battlefields. That's where the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program comes into play.

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The Experimental Aircraft Association began sixty years ago as a flying club. "Because the planes we flew were modified or built from scratch, they were required to display an 'expirimental' placard where it could be seen on the door or cockpit," explains founder Paul Poberezny on the association's website. From that small group of individuals, the EAA has now grown to over 175,000 members and 1,000 branches internationally.

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Once upon a time ice cream was delivered in trucks to happy buyers. Then the people drove to the ice cream shop with curbside service. But back in those wonder years, the dream was that one day we'd zip over to the soda fountain in flying cars.

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Oshkosh Extreme Racing Light Concept Vehicle (LCV) – Click above for high-res image gallery, follow the jump for video

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Oshkosh Extreme Racing Light Concept Vehicle (LCV) – Click above for high-res image gallery, follow the jump for video

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Jack Roush crash lands – Click above to watch video after the jump

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United States Army HMMWV (Humvee) - Click above for high-res image gallery

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Built for EAA Gathering of Eagles

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Click above for a hi-res gallery of the Mustang AV8R

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Click on above image to see high resolution shots of the HEMTT A3.

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Oshkosh is using motors with die-cast copper rotors in its ProPulse series hybrid drive system, which is used in the Army's heavy cargo-hauling HEMTT (Heavy Expandable Mobility Technical Truck). Motors using this technology cost less to manufacture, last longer, operate more efficiently, and save weight compared to alternatives used in defence systems as they're between five to ten percent lighter and three to seven percent smaller. The rotors were developed by the Copper Development Association

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