Oshkosh Defense announced Monday that it was granted five new patents for a hybrid electric military vehicle. The hybrid electric Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, or eJLTV, was first announced in January.

The vehicle is a hybrid version of the traditional Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, and improves the fuel economy of the traditional vehicle by more than 20 percent.

The patents are related to the accessory drive approach, battery and inverter integration and the range and capability of the Oshkosh vehicle.

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