The US Army is evaluating soldier and marine feedback to reduce the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) noise level and improve visibility before moving forward with a full-rate production decision.
In a recent email to Jane's , an army spokesperson discussed why the service opted to delay its scheduled December 2018 production decision until the March-May time frame. While soldiers and marines were testing and evaluating the JLTVs' performance, he said they identified "a limited number of improvements" that would make the vehicles "easier to use".
"None of these areas impact the vehicle's basic payload capacity, protection level, or mobility performance, but army leadership valued the soldiers' feedback and asked for additional information about options to improve visibility, mitigate noise, and allow for optional seats in the utility variant," the spokesperson added.
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