Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program (JLTV)

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    The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is being developed by the Army and the Marine Corps as a successor to the High Mobility, Multi-Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), which has been in service since 1985. On October 28, 2008, awards were made for the JLTV Technology Development (TD) Phase to three industry teams: (1) BAE Systems, (2) the team of Lockheed Martin and General Tactical Vehicle, and (3) AM General and General Dynamics Land Systems.

    On January 26, 2012, the Army issued the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the JLTV’s EMD phase. Up to three EMD contracts could be awarded, and contract award was scheduled for June 2012. The period of performance for EMD contracts is 27 months, with the overall EMD phase scheduled to last 33 months. Vendors would be required to provide 22 JLTV prototypes for testing 12 months after contract award. The target cost for the base vehicle is $250,000 excluding add-on armor and other kits.

    On August 22, 2012, the Army announced the award of three firm-fixed price JLTV EMD contracts totaling approximately $185 million. The three companies awarded the EMD contracts were AM General, LLC (South Bend, IN); Lockheed Martin Corporation (Grand Prairie, TX); and Oshkosh Corporation (Oshkosh, WI).

    On September 3, 2013, the Army began JLTV testing at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD; Yuma, AZ; and Redstone Arsenal, AL. The Army planned to select a single vendor by 2015, with the first Army brigade being equipped with JLTVs by 2018. FY2015 program plans anticipated a Milestone C (Production and Deployment Phase Approval) decision in the fourth quarter of FY2015, followed by Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP).

    In June 2014, the Army issued a draft RFP for the JLTV Full-Rate Production Phase and plans to select a contract winner in July 2015. The Office of the Secretary of Defense conducted an interim review of the JLTV program and found it is likely to meet all eight key performance parameters. Three companies who were picked in 2012 to build prototypes—Oshkosh, Lockheed Martin, and AM General—submitted their bids for the LRIP contract by the February 10, 2015, deadline.

    On August 25, 2015, it was announced the Army had awarded Oshkosh a $6.7 billion low rate initial production (LRIP) contract with eight options to procure the initial 16,901 vehicles for the Army and Marines. The JLTV are to be produced in Oshkosh, WI, and deliveries are scheduled to begin in June 2016.

    On September 8, 2015, it was reported Lockheed Martin would file a protest with GAO, but AM General reportedly did not file a protest with the GAO. The formal protest was later filed with GAO on September 10, 2015, and on that day the Army reportedly issued a stop work order to Oshkosh until the GAO protest was resolved.

    The President’s FY2016 budget request called for $456.9 million for Army and Marine RDT&E and Procurement funding for the JLTV. The FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act Conference approved the FY2016 presidential budget request for both JLTV RDT&E and Procurement funding for the Army and Marine Corps.

    A potential issue for Congress is the possible impact of a year-long continuing resolution on Army and Marine Corps JLTV procurement. This report will be updated.



    Revised Acquisition Quantities13

    According to DOD’s May 2013 JLTV Selective Acquisition Report (SAR), the Army plans to procure 49,909 JLTVs from FY2015 to FY2040 and the Marines 5,500 JLTVs from FY2015 to FY2021. The SAR also notes no JLTVs are planned for under Foreign Military Sales (FMS).

    https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/RS22942.pdf

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    Boomerang System

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    Sniper Detection System

    Whether vehicle mounted or in a fixed position, Boomerang detects small arms fire travelling toward it for bullets passing within approximately 30 meters of the mast-mounted compact array of microphones, even when shooters are firing from maximum effective weapons ranges.

    When vehicle mounted, Boomerang operates whether the vehicle is moving or stationary. Non-ballistic events, such as road bumps, door slams, wind noise, tactical radio transmissions, vehicle traffic, firecrackers and urban activity do not cause false alarms. The system also does not alert when shots are fired from the vehicle or the protected site.
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    I wonder, will the JLTV have a variant that is similar to the Humvee Avenger?
     
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    Pathfinder, what the US military's light vehicle for movement around bases? I heard they recently started using a new type.

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    I wonder how the JLTV handles in the snow? Anyone have a video of extreme weather trials?

    I'd love to have one to go with my Model S for when the weather gets really nasty.

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    tbh I have no clue what we will be using for around base. I normally see soldiers driving their own vehicles on base here in the states, not sure what we will be using overseas in warzones. Our soldiers can take their own cars overseas to regular bases like those in Germany etc.
     
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