Scott Greene: Lockheed to Begin JLTV Production at Arkansas Plant

JLTVLockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will start building joint light tactical vehicles for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps at the company’s production facility in Camden, Arkansas.

The Pentagon evaluated the Lockheed plant for JLTV manufacturing readiness based on schedule, performance and cost parameters, the company said Friday.

“Our Camden facility is ready for production, ” said Scott Greene, vice president of ground vehicles at Lockheed’s missiles and fire control business.

“To fully prove that point, we assembled a JLTV on our Camden production line during the PRR event, proving conclusively that the line and facility are ready for vehicle assembly right now, ” Greene added.

Lockheed and partner BAE Systems plan to equip the land vehicles with mobility and crew protection features similar to those in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.

The JLTV will be designed with a Pro-Tech suspension system, a Cummins turbo diesel and an Allison transmission system, according to Lockheed.

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