Land Platforms

US Army approves JLTV full-rate production, Javelin missile launched from vehicle

24 June 2019

US Army leaders may still be mulling over what their total Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) will be, but they have now approved full-rate production for the Oshkosh Defense-built vehicle.

Bruce Jette, the service's assistant secretary for acquisition, logistics, and technology, greenlit JLTV's transition from the low-rate initial production (LRIP) into full-rate production on 20 June.

"Getting an improved capability into the hands of soldiers and Marines has been our team's driving focus throughout this program," Michael Sprang, the project manager for the JLTV Joint Program Office, said in an announcement. "They are why we do what we do, and I'm so proud of the hard-working team that brought us to this point."

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