Lockheed equips Oshkosh Tactical vehicles with Spike Missiles
Lockheed Martin announced on Tuesday that it has successfully integrated its Spike Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) missile system into Oshkosh Defense’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTVs).
Spike NLOS is an electro-optically guided, multi-purpose missile that can hit targets at a range of 32 kilometers (19.9 miles) with pinpoint accuracy.
It can be launched from air, naval, and land platforms including vehicles with a standard palletized interface.
The weapon system can be operated in both offensive and defensive roles and provides real-time tactical intelligence and damage assessment.
According to Lockheed vice president Jerry Brode, combining the capabilities of the Spike NLOS and the JLTV yields “next-level mobility and mission effectiveness” for military units.
“This advanced weapon system’s real-time video imagery allows operators to alter or abort missions while en route to a target, providing users with more options in critical moments,” he explained.