The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) is a joint Army/Marine Corps program to procure the next generation of light tactical vehicles and companion trailers. JLTV program objectives are to improve the mobility and payload of the light tactical vehicle fleet, while providing increased survivability through modular protection within the weight constraints of the expeditionary force. The JLTV program minimizes maintenance costs through increased reliability and provides increased fuel efficiency over the current light tactical vehicle. JLTVs are configured to support multiple mission packages, derived from two base vehicle configurations, the four-door Combat Tactical Vehicle and two-door Combat Support Vehicle. The commonality of components, maintenance procedures, and training among all vehicle configurations minimizes total ownership costs.

Operational Impact

The JLTV is capable of operating across a broad spectrum of terrain and weather conditions in order to support joint forces across the full range of military operations. The program is a modernization effort intended to replace a portion of the Army and Marine Corps’ High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) fleet with a family of vehicles designed to exceed the performance characteristics of the armored HMMWV Expanded Capability Vehicle (ECV) in terms of both automotive performance and armored protection. The vehicle design provides the warfighter with increased protection through the use of scalable armor solutions, while restoring payload capabilities lost due to the armoring of the HMMWV fleet. The JLTV increases warfighter maneuver capacity by providing expeditionary mobility on the modern battlefield.

Program Status

The JLTV program is currently in the production and deployment phase and began receiving Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) vehicles from Oshkosh Defense. Production Qualification Testing (PQT) and Reliability Qualification Testing (RQT) began in 1st Qtr. FY17. Live fire testing events began during 2nd Qtr FY17. The Multi-Service Operational Test and Evaluation is scheduled to begin 2nd Qtr. FY18. The Full Rate Production decision is scheduled for 1st Qtr. FY19. Initial Operational Capability is scheduled for 1st Qtr. FY20 with the Full Operational Capability following in 4th Qtr. FY22.    

Procurement Profile

FY 2018 - QTY 527
FY 2019 - QTY 1642


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