AM General and General Dynamics Land Systems form new venture: General Tactical Vehicles

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., 8 Jan. 2007. AM General and General Dynamics Land Systems have entered into a joint venture to compete for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. General Tactical Vehicles, the joint venture company, will design, develop, and produce a highly mobile and survivable wheeled utility vehicle for the armed services to meet all the requirements of the JLTV program.

Jan 8th, 2007

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., 8 Jan. 2007. AM General and General Dynamics Land Systems have entered into a joint venture to compete for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program.

General Tactical Vehicles, the joint venture company, will design, develop, and produce a highly mobile and survivable wheeled utility vehicle for the armed services to meet all the requirements of the JLTV program.

The joint venture is the first-ever collaborative project for the two American defense companies, both of whom were awarded JLTV "Best Technical Approach" trade studies by the Office of Naval Research in 2006.

The JLTV family of vehicles will comprise five "Mission Role" variants: the Combat Tactical Variant, the Command and Control Variant, the Utility Variant, the Light Infantry Squad Carrier Variant, and the Reconnaissance Variant. The vehicle family will also include compatible trailers.

The JLTV design will include a basic armor protection package and provisions to accommodate another add-on armor kit.

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle will be network-enabled, provide power for all on-board electronic components with the engine on and during extended silent watch, and export power to outside systems.


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