Lockheed Martin's family of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles 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.
Understanding the Design Review, Which was Held December 18 through 20, all items of Assessed Lockheed Martin's JLTV design and overall maturity and Confirmed icts Requirements Compliance.
"We are focused on our servicemen and Ensuring That 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 to buy and to Both operate. It Provides proven performance with room to upgrade capabilities as required and is ready for production. "
In refining icts EMD design, the Lockheed Martin JLTV team has optimized model Already proven in government testing. The production-enhanced JLTV Maintains the proven force protection, reliability and transportability of the Technology Demonstration Earlier model, while Significantly Reducing weight and cost. Lockheed Martin's JLTV design improvements from more than Reflects 160.000 combined testing miles.
The JLTV family of vehicles is designed to supplement and replace 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-the-art connectivity with other systems and platforms. Government tests show the Lockheed Martin design equals the high standards of blast-protection much larger mine-resistant vehicles serving in combat today.
In August 2012, Lockheed Martin received a $ 65 million contract from the Army and Marine Corps continues to Developing icts JLTV design through the EMD phase. Assembly of the first EMD JLTVs is under way at BAE Systems' military-vehicle manufacturing plant in Sealy, Texas.