Lockheed Martin JLTV completes manufacturing review
The Lockheed Martin Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) team successfully completed the government’s manufacturing readiness assessment (MRA), an important milestone on the path to vehicle production at the company’s Camden, Akansas, manufacturing complex.
The MRA, which measures manufacturing maturity and assesses technical risk, took place at Lockheed Martin’s Camden operations. In October, the company announced plans to produce the JLTV at the Camden facility, where programme officials expect to gain significant production efficiencies and cost reductions.
“We look forward to adding another joint US Army/Marine Corps vehiclemanufacturing programme to our Camden operations,” said Scott Greene, Vice President of Ground Vehicles for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control. “With proven assembly methods, a keen focus on efficiency and a highly skilled workforce, we are confident that the tremendous success we’ve achieved producing the HIMARS launcher for the Army and Marines will translate to an outstanding JLTV for those very same customers.”
The Lockheed Martin JLTV is designed to replace many of the current Army and Marine Corps HMMWV “Humvee” vehicles, providing significant advances in survivability and capability.
The Lockheed Martin JLTV is systemsengineered to provide the crew protection of mine resistant ambush protected vehicles, while returning crucial mobility, reliability and transportability to soldiers and marines.