San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2017 -- The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program fills a critical capability gap for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps by replacing a large portion of the legacy uparmored HMMWV fleet with a light tactical vehicle with far superior protection and off-road mobility. JLTV is acknowledged as the ‘Next Generation Light Vehicle’ and Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, believes its training program needs to be next-gen as well.
Leading that vision, Oshkosh deployed 3D interactive simulation training for the JLTV Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase - which was very well received by the U.S. Army.
During the EMD phase, Oshkosh worked with Heartwood (http://www.hwd3d.com) for development of the 3D interactive simulation modules. Heartwood specializes in building platform and device agnostic 3D interactive simulations for Operator and Maintenance Training.
The EMD Phase training included:
1. Interior Familiarization
2. Exterior Familiarization
3. Cab Controls
4. Normal Operations
“As the OEM, we believe Oshkosh is best positioned for JLTV training development,” said Dave Diersen, Vice President and GM, Joint Programs at Oshkosh Defense, “we have intimate knowledge of the entire vehicle from interior to exterior systems, and working with Heartwood during the EMD phase gave us the 3D simulation technology needed for that phases next-generation training program.”
“We were honored to be selected by Oshkosh to develop EMD training for the prestigious JLTV program,” said Neil Wadhawan, Chief Revenue Officer of Heartwood, “as this reflects our dedication to provide customers with advanced Visual, Interactive and Portable solutions to help them achieve their maintenance training goals.”
Heartwood empowers companies and organizations to reduce their Operation & Maintenance training costs, accelerate employee learning and decrease the need for expensive live training - using 3D interactive training technology and applications.
We help Operations & Maintenance workforce learn complex procedures by allowing them to practice on equipment virtually. Our simulated, 3D interactive applications enable users to ‘Learn-by-Doing’ as needed on Web, PC, Mobile, AR or VR. Our customers use Heartwood as a portable and scalable alternative to ineffective manuals, passive e-learning and costly hands-on training.
As a market leader, we support a strong base of customers and partners including Apple, Tetra Pak, PG&E, Audi, Sikorsky, Komatsu, Oshkosh and Raytheon. Heartwood is recognized as one of Inc. Magazine's 500|5000 Fastest Growing Companies, and a "Top Simulation and Training" company.
To learn more about Heartwood, please visit us at http://www.hwd3d.com.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a leading provider of tactical wheeled vehicles and life cycle sustainment services. For decades Oshkosh has been mobilizing military and security forces around the globe by offering a full portfolio of heavy, medium, light and highly protected military vehicles to support our customers’ missions. In addition, Oshkosh offers advanced technologies and vehicle components such as TAK-4® independent suspension systems, TerraMax® unmanned ground vehicle solutions, Command Zone™ integrated control and diagnostics system, and ProPulse® diesel electric and on-board vehicle power solutions, to provide our customers with a technical edge as they fulfill their missions. Every Oshkosh vehicle is backed by a team of defense industry experts and complete range of sustainment and training services to optimize fleet readiness and performance. Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK].
To learn more about Oshkosh Defense, please visit us at http://www.oshkoshdefense.com
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