Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)
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DESCRIPTION

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Family of Vehicles (FoV) is an Army-led, joint-service program designed to replace a portion of each service’s light tactical wheeled vehicle fleets while closing an existing capability gap. Intended to provide protected, sustained, networked mobility for personnel and payloads across the full range of military operations, the JLTV FoV will restore the fleet’s balance of payload, performance and protection.

The JLTV FoV consists of two variants: the 4-seat Combat Tactical Vehicle (CTV) and the 2-seat Combat Support Vehicle (CSV). The CTV will support the General Purpose, Heavy Gun Carrier and Close Combat Weapon Carrier missions. The CSV will support the Utility/Shelter Carrier mission. The JLTV is transportable by a range of lift assets, including rotary-wing aircraft, to support operations across the range of military operations. Its maneuverability enables activities across the spectrum of terrain, including urban areas, while providing inherent and supplemental armor against direct fire and improvised explosive device threats.

BENEFIT TO THE SOLDIER

JLTV provides the warfighter significantly more protection against multiple threats while increasing mobility and payload compared to the current armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle platforms. JLTV provides improved off-road mobility, fuel efficiency and reliability over Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Transportability: Internal–C-130; External–CH-47 at curb weight plus 2,000 pounds and CH-53; Sea–including height-restricted decks
  • Payloads: CTV–3,500 pounds; CSV–5,100 pounds
  • Protection: Scalable armor to provide mission flexibility while protecting the force
  • Mobility: Maneuverability to enable operations across the spectrum of terrain, including urban areas
  • Networking: Provides joint forces network connectivity that improves situational awareness of the operational environment while enabling a responsive and well-integrated command and control

PROGRAM STATUS

1QFY16-3QFY18: Completed Multiservice Operational Test and Evaluation and accepted delivery of 1,809 vehicles

PROJECTED ACTIVITIES

4QFY18: Finalize Full Rate Production (FRP) Decision documentation and conduct Physical Configuration Audit
1QFY19: Conduct FRP Decision Review
2QFY19: Army First Unit Equipped

Foreign Military Sales

United Kingdom

Contractors

  • Oshkosh (Oshkosh, WI)
Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV)