Are There Simple Comparisons of the Current JLTV That Can Be Put in Context to the CG Enabling Better Understanding of the Vehicle's Capability Rather Than Just Stating Data?
It also often uses ground mobility capabilities that are not formally identified in any of the categories, such as all-terrain vehicles and motorcycles, as well as some continuing use of pack animals. These vehicles are informally classified as ultra-light tactical mobility (UTM).
With curb weight jumping from 6,000 pounds to over 13,000 pounds, the Humvee's 190-hp 6.5-liter turbodiesel V-8, four-speed automatic and independent suspension was quickly overwhelmed by the extra weight. The last M1116 up-armored Humvee we tested weighed 13,200 pounds and did 0-60 mph in 36.5 seconds (we've also tested a 2004 H1 hitting 60 mph in 15.6 seconds). There's slow, and then there's Humvee-slow.
The Army now plans to conclude its procurement in FY2036 and the Marines in FY2023. Total program costs have also increased to $28.03 billion (a 10.9% increase), primarily due to the increase in procurement profiles, increase in Marine Corps quantities to 9,091 vehicles, updates in vehicle configuration and kit mix for the Army, updates in vehicles and kits based on the vehicle configuration mix for the Marines, and an increase in other support and initial spares for the Army and Marines (SARs, 2017). A redacted May 2, 2018, DOD IG report notes that, while the Army and Marine Corps developed adequate test plans, the services had not demonstrated effective test results to prepare the JLTV program for full rate production. The IG’s review of test results in August and September of 2017 determined the JLTV failed to meet all maintenance-related performance requirements. The IG suggested certain capabilities be developed to address the shortfall, but specifics were redacted in the public version of the report. The JLTV Program Executive Office (PEO) noted in response that the program would equip all JLTVs with the unspecified capability cited in the IG’s report (Ashley Tressel, 2018).
CRS In Focus IF10392, Foreign Military Sales Congressional Review Process, by Paul K. Kerr.
Department of Defense Comprehensive Selected Acquisition Reports (SARs) for the December 31, 2017,
Ashley Tressel, “JLTV Procurement Stretched by One Year,” InsideDefense.com, April 5, 2018.