Oshkosh Defense today announced that it has successfully completed the U.S. Government’s Production Readiness Review (PRR) for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract.
The PRR milestone included a review of Oshkosh’s manufacturing readiness status, quality management system and production planning capabilities to assure schedule, performance and cost requirements will be achieved in the upcoming Production phase.
“Oshkosh Defense’s Production Readiness Review demonstrated that we are ready to start JLTV production on an active and proven production line that is already building heavy, medium and protected MRAP military vehicles for our Armed Forces today,” said U.S. Army Major General (Retired), John Urias, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president of Oshkosh Defense.
“Throughout the EMD phase we’ve been preparing our facilities, personnel and systems to seamlessly transition into production. In fact, we built our 22 EMD vehicles on our active assembly line in early 2013 – right alongside our MRAP All-Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV), Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) and other military and commercial platforms.”
As demonstrated in this and past Government contract reviews for the JLTV program, Oshkosh is ready to produce world class JLTVs on its established production line. Employing lean processes, flexible assembly lines and rigorous quality checks, Oshkosh Defense has a history of delivering tactical wheeled vehicles on schedule and with industry-leading quality. In addition, Oshkosh recently announced that it successfully completed 200,000 miles and all requirements for Reliability, Availability, Maintainability (RAM) testing for the JLTV Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract.
The Oshkosh Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle, or L-ATV, is the company’s JLTV solution. The L-ATV’s lightweight, compact design leverages 10 years of research and development, as well as field operating experience to deliver an unprecedented combination of off-road mobility, survivability, speed and reliability. It merges key design elements of highly survivable combat vehicles and off-road tactical vehicles to operate in a range of threat levels and terrains. Independent testing proves that the L-ATV delivers superior ride quality at speeds 70 percent faster than today’s top-performing tactical wheeled vehicles.