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JLTV History and Specs

JLTV History

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program was initiated by the U.S. Department of Defense in 2006 to develop a new generation of light tactical vehicles to replace the aging Humvee (High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle) used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps. The JLTV program was developed through a joint effort between the U.S. Army and the U.S. Marine Corps.

The JLTV program began with a competition between several defense contractors to develop the vehicle’s design. In 2015, the Oshkosh Corporation was awarded the contract to produce the JLTV. The initial production order was for approximately 17,000 vehicles, with the potential for up to 55,000 vehicles in total.

The JLTV underwent extensive testing and evaluation, including operational testing with U.S. Army and Marine Corps units, to ensure that the vehicle met the necessary requirements for survivability, mobility, and versatility. The JLTV’s advanced technologies and features, such as its advanced armor and mine-resistant technologies, situational awareness tools, and modular design, were developed to address the limitations of the Humvee and provide a more capable and survivable vehicle.

The first JLTVs were delivered to U.S. military units in 2019, and the vehicle continues to undergo further development and testing to meet evolving mission requirements. The JLTV is now in full-rate production, and it is expected to remain in service with the U.S. military for many years to come.

Miles fiberglass is proud to contribute efforts in supporting our military service members with the JLTV solid shelters and trailers

Military units and command posts that are interested in the JLTV solid shelter and trailer shelter can contact Miles and S4 Vehicle Solutions for more information on how to obtain them. 

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JLTV Specifications

Here are some general specifications for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV):

  • Weight: 14,000 to 15,639 pounds, depending on variant and equipment
  • Length: 22.3 feet
  • Width: 8.4 feet
  • Height: 10 feet (top of cab)
  • Engine: 6.6 liter Duramax diesel engine, producing 365 horsepower and 660 lb-ft of torque
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Top speed: 70 mph on road, 55 mph off-road
  • Range: 300 miles on one tank of fuel
  • Crew capacity: 2 (driver and commander) or 4 (with additional seating module)
  • Armor: Advanced armor and mine-resistant technologies
  • Suspension: Independent suspension system with 20 inches of wheel travel
  • Tires: 16.00R20 run-flat tires
  • Payload capacity: up to 5,100 pounds
  • Towing capacity: up to 7,500 pounds
  • Electrical system: 24-volt electrical system with dual alternators
  • Communications: Advanced communications systems and situational awareness tools

It’s worth noting that these specifications may vary somewhat depending on the specific variant and configuration of the JLTV.

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