Lockheed Martin‘s joint light tactical vehicle family has completed a government design review before the vehicles’ begin production this Spring, according to a company statement.
Scott Greene, vice president of ground vehicles for Lockheed Martin missiles and fire control, said the JLTV is ready for production and gives the user the option to upgrade capabilities.
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The design understanding review was held from December 18-20 and assessed all elements of the company’s joint light tactical vehicles’ design and tested their overall maturity and compliance.
JLTVs are meant to replace Humvees for the Marine Corps and Army and provide better crew protection, fuel efficiency and connectivity with other platforms.
The new vehicles are also supposed to have lower logistical support costs than the humvee and contain the high blast-protection standards of mine-resistant vehicles.
Lockheed says they have optimized the JLTV model that had already passed government testing so that the new vehicles maintain the force protection, reliability and transportability of their earlier technology demonstration model while reducing cost and weight.
The vehicles have undergone 160,000 testing miles up to this point.