The U.S. Army has received its first Joint Light Tactical Vehicles at the branch's Fort Stewart, with six units delivered to assigned battalions. Soldiers with raider groups participated in field maintenance and operator training to prepare for the new vehicles, the Army said Monday.
"This program has been working towards fielding trucks to Soldiers for 10 years," said Col. Shane Fullmer, project manager for the JLTV Joint Program Office. He added the office is placing emphasis on providing soldiers with boosted mobility, comfort, off-road performance, reliability and protection through the new vehicle.
The Army leads the JLTV joint program aiming to deliver a replacement for the military's legacy Humvee. Oshkosh Defense, the program's contractor, sent a team to help soldiers install communications equipment on the new vehicles.