The primary goal of JLTV is to provide an affordable Family of Vehicles (FOV) — and companion trailers — that are capable of performing multiple mission roles designed to provide protected, sustained and networked mobility for personnel and payloads across the full range of military operations. All this capability is delivered in an affordable package, thanks to 60 percent better fuel efficiency compared to legacy vehicles, improved reliability and maximizing common components between vehicles.
Team Lockheed Martin’s mature JLTV FOV was designed, developed and extensively tested using feedback from the customer to improve in areas such as survivability, reliability and ergonomics.
• Mature design and high reliability — The JLTV FOV accumulated more than 160,000 combined testing miles throughout prototype and Technology Demonstration (TD) phases.
• Lightweight transportability — Successful CH-47 and CH-53 lift tests demonstrated that JLTV meets both Army and Marines transportability requirements.
• Impressive protection — Despite its light weight, the vehicles will give warfighters needed force protection capabilities. It can achieve this through an improved v-hull design, which is unique to the Lockheed Martin team, and added armor, which increases lethality and superior mobility. The team is committed to warfighter safety, and government blast testing showed JLTV can beat TD blast protection expectations.
JLTV mobility and transportability requirements give commanders the flexibility to traverse diverse terrain across the global operational spectrum, as well as providing the option of rotary wing airlift.
Having mobility and expeditionary capabilities balanced with force protection and performance requirements is key as it returns the operational flexibility to the commander on the ground, offering choices of where to maneuver rather than being channeled into restricted and predictable operating areas. JLTV’s adjustable height suspension provides significant enhancements to ride quality, increasing warfighter combat effectiveness and facilitating crucial ship transportability. To accommodate backward and forward vehicle integration, JLTV is designed with an open (plug-and-play) architecture and employs a modular approach to accommodate future technologies and platform growth.
• Meets blast protection standards of much heavier IED-protected vehicles in theater
• CH-47 and CH-53 transportable
• More than 160,000 combined test miles
• Superior off-road performance
• Returns payload and transportability
• Modular force protection
• Integrated C4, weapon systems and net-centric solution
• Maximum commonality across Family of Vehicles
Source: Lockheed Martin