FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., 27 Feb. 2008. BAE Systems, through its Ground Systems line of business, and teammate Navistar International Corp. today unveiled a fully-operational system the team will use to compete for Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. JLTV is the U.S. multi-service initiative for fielding a family of future light tactical vehicles.
The JLTV will be on display in booth number 2411 during the AUSA Winter Symposium at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
"Our approach to the JLTV program is focused on the user," says Matt Riddle, vice president of Wheeled Vehicles at BAE Systems. "The BAE Systems Ground Systems-Navistar JLTV team has taken a user-centric design approach that provides the foundation for a future family of vehicles that will meet the Joint Services' light tactical vehicle requirements for decades to come."
The BAE Systems Ground Systems-Navistar JLTV design optimizes what is referred to as the "iron triangle" - payload, protection and performance - to meet all requirements of the JLTV program, BAE Systems officials say. The 16,000-pound vehicle incorporates lessons learned from the U.S. Department of Defense's Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program and features the latest in lightweight, advanced armor, and a v-shaped hull design to provide crew protection.
Company officials say the vehicle will out-perform existing tactical systems by providing exportable power that exceeds JLTV requirements and existing MRAP capabilities. Its modular design maximizes commonality across JLTV variants and enables the seamless integration of future technologies.
BAE Systems Ground Systems and Navistar announced their collaboration in October 2007.