Lockheed Martin JLTV completes Production Readiness Review
Lockheed Martin’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) has demonstrated production readiness, with the completion of the the Production Readiness Review (PRR) at the company's Camden, Arkansas, Ground Vehicle Assembly facility.
Successfully completing the PRR is an important milestone in the company’s bid for the US military’s JLTV programme.
The PRR covered a detailed evaluation of Lockheed Martin's JLTV production planning and readiness in terms of schedule, performance, cost and other criteria. During the event, the Lockheed Martin team assembled a JLTV on its production line to further demonstrate production readiness.
Scott Greene, vice president of ground vehicles, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said: ‘Our Camden facility is ready for production. To fully prove that point, we assembled a JLTV on our Camden production line during the PRR event, proving conclusively that the line and facility are ready for vehicle assembly right now.’
If Lockheed Martin is successful in the JLTV competition, it will perform final assembly of JLTV at the Camden facility with support from partner BAE Systems.
Greene added: ‘Lockheed Martin's Camden Operations is one of the most recognised and highly awarded military-equipment manufacturing operations in the United States, with a reputation for producing high quality systems on-schedule, and at a very competitive cost. We wanted to leave no doubt to our army and marine customers that we're ready to build JLTVs in Camden.’
Lockheed Martin is one of three companies competing for the JLTV programme; along with Oshkosh and AM General, it received an Engineering and Manufacturing Development phase contract for JLTV in 2012.
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