Lockheed Martin’s JLTV un­der­goes de­sign re­view

SP's MAI - - MILITARY -

Lockheed Martin’s fam­ily of joint light tac­ti­cal ve­hi­cles ( JLTV) suc­cess­fully com­pleted a top-to-bot­tom government de­sign re­view in late De­cem­ber, well ahead of the first en­gi­neer­ing and man­u­fac­tur­ing devel­op­ment (EMD) JLTVs that will be­gin rolling off the as­sem­bly line this spring.

The de­sign un­der­stand­ing re­view, which was held De­cem­ber 18 through 20, as­sessed all el­e­ments of Lockheed Martin’s JLTV de­sign and con­firmed its over­all ma­tu­rity and re­quire­ments com­pli­ance.

“We are fo­cused on en­sur­ing that our ser­vice­men and women get the very best equip­ment for the mis­sion,” said Scott Greene, Vice Pres­i­dent of Ground Ve­hi­cles for Lockheed Martin Mis­siles and Fire Con­trol. “Our JLTV is af­ford­able both to buy and to op­er­ate. It pro­vides proven per­for­mance with room to up­grade ca­pa­bil­i­ties as re­quired and is ready for pro­duc­tion.”

The JLTV fam­ily of ve­hi­cles is de­signed to re­place and sup­ple­ment the ex­ist­ing fleet of Army and Marine Corps Humvees. Com­pared to ex­ist­ing ve­hi­cles, JLTV will pro­vide greatly im­proved crew pro­tec­tion, lower lo­gis­ti­cal sup­port costs, su­pe­rior fuel ef­fi­ciency and state-of-theart con­nec­tiv­ity with other plat­forms and sys­tems. Government tests show the Lockheed Martin de­sign equals the high blast-pro­tec­tion stan­dards of much larger mine-re­sis­tant ve­hi­cles serv­ing in com­bat to­day.

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