August 29, 2012
AM General's independent proposal for the U.S. military's new joint light tactical vehicle (JLTV) has been selected for a $64.5 million engineering, manufacturing, and development (EMD) phase contract. AM General will produce and deliver 22 prototypes of its blast-resistant vehicle – off-road (BRV-O) for government testing under the EMD phase.
The military vehicle is based on more than a decade of the company's investments in research, development, and testing. Its mobility technology accumulated more than 300,000 operational test miles. The vehicle's design can be adapted to future changes in U.S. military missions, enemy threats, and new protection technologies as they emerge.
Features include a self-leveling suspension system and a C4ISR backbone with open-standard networked architecture and clustered supercomputing power.