Army Selects JLTV Truck for Light Recon Vehicle Program

Army Selects JLTV Truck for Light Recon Vehicle Program image
May 21, 2016 | Source: National Defense, Stew Magnuson

The Army has decided for the time being to use the new joint light tactical vehicle as the platform for its upcoming light reconnaissance vehicle program rather than procuring a new system, service officials said May 11.With few new truck procurement programs in the future, contractor executives at the National Defense Industrial Association's Tactical Wheeled Vehicle conference in Reston, Virginia, were hoping to hear more details about the upcoming program. The LRV will be an off-road platform that will carry a suite of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance sensors and be light enough to be carried by a CH-47 Chinook helicopter.The light reconnaissance vehicle will be a JLTV with additional firepower and perhaps sensors, said Maj. Gen. Robert M."Bo" Dyess Jr., deputy director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center. He called the JLTV an “interim solution.”