Oshkosh chooses Telephonics NetCom vetronics communications system for JLTV program

Vetronics designers at Oshkosh Defense LLC in Oshkosh, Wis., needed an in-vehicle communications system for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) that Oshkosh is developing for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. They found their solution from Telephonics Corp. in Farmingdale, N.Y.

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Vetronics designers at Oshkosh Defense LLC in Oshkosh, Wis., needed an in-vehicle communications system for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) that Oshkosh is developing for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. They found their solution from Telephonics Corp. in Farmingdale, N.Y.

Oshkosh awarded a contract to Telephonics to provide its NetCom Vehicle Intercommunications Systems for the JLTV, which will replace a portion of the military's current fleet of up-armored HMMWVs.

With the additional capabilities of NetCom, these vehicles will further enhance the situational awareness and safety of U.S. troops via clear and secure communications. NetCom will be integrated onto the Oshkosh JLTV starting in 2016.

Telephonics is a subsidiary of Griffon Corp.

The Telephonics NetCom offers crew intercommunications and radio management, and can support as many as 20 users. The system offers adaptive noise cancellation technology at each microphone input, enhances audio intelligibility, and protects user hearing.

The system's low size, weight, and power consumption help simplify installation and integration onto the JLTV, Telephonics officials say.

NetCom's system in a box dual-operator design functions as a vehicle intercom with secure, digital communications for all internal and external communications. As an IP-based system, NetCom integrated into the networked digital backbone of the vehicle and digital battlespace.

The system offers an integrated capability for infantry and vehicle crew members to maintain communications among themselves and with higher-echelon commanders.

It uses the Telephonics TruLink wireless intercommunication system with common line-replaceable units across all ground vehicles, and enables many vehicles to keep in touch using one crew station.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Telephonics online at www.telephonics.com.

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