Lockheed moving armored vehicle production

Oct 16, 2013 | 01:55 PM | Corinna Petry

Tags  Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, JLTV, Department of Defense, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Oshkosh Corp., AM General, Charles Szews sequestration

CHICAGO — Defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. will move production of a joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) to its Camden, Ark., manufacturing complex after its program partner announced plans to close the plant where the prototype vehicles were made.

Prototypes of the JLTV, an armored fighting vehicle meant to replace the Humvee, were produced at BAE Systems Plc’s manufacturing facility in Sealy, Texas, for the defense program’s technology, engineering and manufacturing development phases, but the British company said Oct. 15 that it would close the plant by the end of June 2014.....

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