Business

October 17, 2013

Lockheed Martin to build JLTV at facility in Camden, Ark.

Lockheed Martin will move production of its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to an assembly line at the companys award-winning Camden, Ark., manufacturing complex, where the company expects to gain significant production efficiencies and cost reductions.

Lockheed Martin is implementing a low-risk production plan that will take advantage of the proven, outstanding Camden manufacturing operation and help make our JLTV more affordable for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, said Scott Greene, vice president of Ground Vehicles for Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control.

JLTV prototypes were produced at BAE Systems Sealy, Texas, manufacturing facility for the programs Technology Development and Engineering and Manufacturing Development phases. Plans to close the Sealy plant were announced today. BAE Systems will remain a key partner on the Lockheed Martin JLTV team, providing integrated cabs, protection solutions and other vehicle manufacturing expertise.

BAE Systems remains committed to Lockheed Martin and our JLTV program, said Mark Signorelli, vice president and general manager of Combat Vehicles for BAE Systems. Recognizing the budget pressures our customers face, the team is reshaping our efforts to provide the most cost competitive offering with exceptional technical capability and product quality to our end users.

Lockheed Martins Camden complex is among the premiere manufacturing sites in the United States. Camden has a strong reputation for on-schedule delivery of high quality products including High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers, Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) rockets, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missiles and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) ground vehicles. Over the last decade Camden has won more than 60 awards for quality, safety, security and community service, including:

  • The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, 2012
  • The Shingo Silver Medallion Award for Operation Excellence, 2008, 2009
  • Industry Week magazines Best Plants in North America, 2005, 2006
  • The National Safety Councils Perfect Record Award, 2007
  • The National Safety Councils Occupational Excellence Achievement Award, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010
  • The National Safety Councils Industry Leader Award, 2007
  • The Arkansas Governors Quality Award, 2012

Designed as a more capable and survivable replacement for many of the current Army and Marine Corps HMMWV Humvee vehicles, the Lockheed Martin JLTV is systems-engineered to return crucial protection, mobility and transportability to Soldiers and Marines.† Its advantages include greatly improved crew protection and mobility, lower logistical support costs, superior fuel efficiency, exportable power-generation with substantial margin for future growth, and state-of-the-art connectivity with other platforms and systems.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines May 27, 2015

News: U.S. Air Force certifies SpaceX for military launches - SpaceX has been certified for military space launch, the U.S. Air Force announced May 26. The long-awaited announcement is a game changer, with SpaceX becoming only the second provider cleared by the service to launch national security payloads into orbit.   Business: Northrop Grumman CEO issues...
 
 

New’s Briefs May 27, 2015

U.S. military begins search flights for stranded Rohingya The United States has begun military surveillance flights to help locate stranded Rohingya and Bangladeshi boat people in Southeast Asian seas. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said May 26 that U.S. Navy P8 aircraft flew over the weekend with Malaysian support. Rathke said the U.S. has offered...
 
 
nasa-commercial-crew

Commercial Crew milestones met; partners on track for 2017 missions

NASA has taken another step toward returning America’s ability to launch crew missions to the International Space Station from the United States in 2017. The Commercial Crew Program ordered its first crew rotation mission fro...
 

 
af-spacex

Air Force certifies SpaceX for national security space missions

Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center and Air Force program executive officer for space, has announced the certification of Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s Falco...
 
 

Northrop Grumman passes key design review for B-2 weapons management upgrade

Northrop Grumman has successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Air Force that its plans to upgrade key weapons management software for the B-2 stealth bomber are on track and ready to proceed to the next level of development. The company successfully completed the critical design review of the service’s Flexible Strike Phase 1 program on Feb...
 
 
boeing-space

Boeing awarded first-ever commercial human spaceflight mission

NASA issued a task order as part of Boeing’s $4.2 billion Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract recently to include the company’s first-ever service flight to the International Space Station. The award ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>