Saturday, May 13, 2017

The U.S. Army Has A New Ride

A Humvee and a Joint Light Tactical Vehicle stand on display for size comparison at Joint Base Langley-Eustis on May 2, 2017. U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Teresa J. Cleveland

Virginia Pilot: Move over, Humvee. The U.S. Army has a new ride.

The Army's newest ride has a 340-horsepower diesel engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and seats four comfortably.

It comes with killer options, but the real attraction is its flexibility, Army leaders say.

The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) was displayed last week at Fort Eustis, attracting a stream of curious on-lookers. That's understandable. Eustis is home to the headquarters of Training and Doctrine Command, which played a role in developing the vehicle that will replace the workhorse Humvee.

The vehicle was transported in from Michigan, home to an Army acquisition organization involved in hundreds of diverse systems, including the JLTV. The group's full name is mouthful: Program Executive Office Combat Support and Combat Service Support.

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WNU Editor: That is one big ride. The U.S. Army wants 49,000. The U.S. Marines want 5,000.

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