Lock­heed Martin JLTV com­pletes man­u­fac­tur­ing re­view

SP's MAI - - MILITARY -

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.

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