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Defense News: Air Force Eyes JLTV for Missile Field Security

The U.S. Air Force considers the procurement of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles in a bid to help security forces protect missile-launch facilities, Defense News reported Wednesday.

Valerie Insinna writes Air Force spokesman Chris Mesnard confirmed that representatives of the military branch visited Marine Corps Base Quantico to witness JLTV demonstrations and receive briefings from U.S. Army and Marine Corps officials.

Mesnard noted the Air Force Global Strike Command has established formal requirements that are being vetted by the service branch’s Security Forces Center and Vehicle Supply Chain Operations Squadron, according to the report.

Oshkosh‘s defense business is manufacturing JLTVs for the Army and Marine Corps under a potential $6.7 billion contract awarded in August 2015.

The report said the Air Force also eyes both military and commercial off-the-shelf vehicles to replace Humvees that currently support missile field security.

The branch sought information on tactical vehicle offerings in a FedBizOpps notice posted Dec. 21.

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