BAE, Navistar team completes JLTV critical design review

  • 16-Dec-2009 08:23 EST
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The Valanx Joint Light Tactical Vehicle moves beyond the critical design review phase to the start of vehicle integration, assembly, test, and checkout activities.

BAE Systems, through its U.S. Combat Systems business line, and Navistar Defense, LLC have successfully completed the critical design review (CDR) for the U.S. multiservice Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program. As part of BAE’s 27-month JLTV Technology Development contract received in October 2008, the CDR marks the completion of the design process and the start of vehicle integration, assembly, test, and checkout activities to deliver test vehicles to the government by May 2010. The BAE-Navistar team developed two JLTV prototypes for internal testing that provided valuable information used in the CDR. Incorporating lessons learned from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program, the JLTV design features a lightweight, advanced armor and V-shaped hull design for crew protection. The team also includes ArvinMeritor, the largest axle supplier to the U.S. military.

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