Lockheed Martin, AM General and Oshkosh have used what they call non-traditional approaches to build the protective features of their respective teams’ Joint Light Tactical Vehicle offerings for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, Breaking Defense reported Monday.
Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes Army chief acquisitions executive Heidi Shyu expects to name the winning contracting team for the $30 billion JLTV program in late summer.
Scott Greene, vice president of ground vehicles at Lockheed, told Breaking Defense the company did not rely on a single technology when it developed its vehicle’s crew protection system.
“We’ve taken a system engineering approach where a number of capabilities of the vehicle are integrated together,” Greene added, according to the report.
John Bryant, senior vice president of defense programs at Oshkosh, was quoted as saying the company’s JLTV is designed to combine protective and mobility capabilities from its M-ATV mine resistant ambush protected vehicle platform.
Chris Vanslager, a vice president at AM General, said to Breaking Defense the company built a JLTV offering that aims to divert kinetic energy away from the vehicle’s crew compartment.