MILWAUKEE (AP) -

Oshkosh Corp. says it has reached an important milestone in the creation of a new truck meant to replace Humvee troop carriers.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Tuesday that a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle made by Oshkosh Defense recently transferred critical mission data from onboard computer systems to external networks during a test at a U.S. Army facility in Arizona.

Oshkosh Defense says in a statement that the new truck has passed every test so far in the JLTV program.

The Wisconsin-based company is one of three bidding on a contract to produce vehicles to replace about 55,000 military Humvees.

The new trucks are intended to provide better protection from the roadside bombs that have killed many troops in Afghanistan.