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Oshkosh JLTV assembly line ready for production

26th September 2014 - 13:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Oshkosh Defense’s bid for the US military’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) programme has moved up a gear, with the company successfully completing the government’s Production Readiness Review (PRR) and showing that its production line is ready for full rate vehicle production.

The PRR assessed Oshkosh’s manufacturing readiness status, quality management system and production planning capabilities to assure schedule, performance and cost requirements can be achieved should the company’s bid for the programme be successful.

John Urias, executive vice president, Oshkosh Corporation, and president, Oshkosh Defense, said: ‘Oshkosh Defense’s PRR demonstrated that we are ready to start JLTV production on an active and proven production line that is already building heavy, medium and protected MRAP military vehicles for our armed forces today.

‘Throughout the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase we’ve been preparing our facilities, personnel and systems to seamlessly transition into production. In fact, we built our 22 EMD vehicles on our active assembly line in early 2013 – right alongside our MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV), Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) and other military and commercial platforms.’

Oshkosh is one of three companies in the running for the programme. Along with AM General and Lockheed Martin the company was awarded an EMD phase contract for JLTV in 2012.

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