Lockheed Martin Relocates Joint Light Tactical Vechicle Production To Its Camden, Arkansas Campus
Area Development Online News Desk (10/15/2013)
A global security and aerospace company, Lockheed Martin will move production of its Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to an assembly line at the company's award-winning Camden, Arkansas, 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.
The firm said its Camden facility has a strong reputation for on-schedule delivery of high quality products including; High Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers, Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rockets, Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missiles and Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ground vehicles.
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.