U.S. Marine Corps receives its first JLTV
- March 4, 2019
US Marines began to take delivery JLTV Tactical Wheeled vehicles.
“This program has been working towards fielding trucks to Soldiers for ten years,” said Col. Shane Fullmer, Project Manager for the Joint Program Office, Joint Light Tactical Vehicles. “The entire program office has been focused on getting Soldiers improved tactical mobility, with better off road, better cross country, higher reliability, more comfort inside the vehicle, and significantly higher protection.”
The JLTV is an Army-led light tactical vehicle program. It will partially replace the Army and Marine Corps HMMWV fleet, providing a more survivable vehicle, and closing an existing gap in payload, performance and protection.
US Army plans to purchase a total of 49 tho usand JLTV. 9,091 of these vehicles will be produced for the US Marine Corps.
The Marine Corps will field its first 55 vehicles to support units at training locations across the country – including the School of Infantry West, School of Infantry East and the Motor Transport Maintenance Instructional Company – by the end of May, Andy Rodgers, Marine Program Manager for Light Tactical Vehicles.
Fielding to the operating forces will begin in the summer of 2019.