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Lockheed Martin’s JLTV tops 100,000 testing miles

21st April 2014 - 15:43 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Lockheed Martin has reported that its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) has achieved 100,000 miles during the US government’s Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) reliability, availability and maintainability (RAM) testing. The company delivered 22 JLTVs to the US Army and Marine Corps in August 2013 for its bid for the competition.

Under RAM testing, vehicles are being put through their paces in a combination of primary on-road, secondary road and rigorous off-road/trail driving.

Scott Greene, vice president of Ground Vehicles, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said: ‘Our JLTV continues to demonstrate excellent reliability. With this 100,000-mile milestone now in our rear-view mirror, we look forward to continue proving to our army and marine corps customers that our JLTV delivers the most capability at the right price.’

The Lockheed Martin Team's JLTV has been designed to provide the crew protection levels of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, while delivering the required levels of mobility, reliability and transportability.

In February it was announced that the JLTV programme remained on track for a milestone C decision in 2015. AM General and Oshkosh also delivered vehicles for government testing under EMD contracts awarded in August 2012. The winning vehicle will replace a number of US Army and Marine Corps HMMWV Humvee vehicles.

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