Conway Says Interim Ground Vehicle May Be Fielded Before JLTV

By Zachary M. Peterson / December 15, 2009 at 5:00 AM
Marine Commandant Gen. James Conway remains concerned that the current Joint Light Tactical Vehicle prototypes are too heavy to meet his service's expeditionary needs, prompting the Marine Corps to examine buying an interim vehicle before a lighter-weight JLTV is available. JLTV is "hanging in there at 22,000 pounds," Conway said today at a Pentagon press briefing. "Emphasis on the 'light' here -- question mark -- and we ask ourselves, 'What do we need to be buying?'" As the Marine Corps...

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