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Lockheed demonstration ends with crash

TIOGA COUNTY, N.Y. – Lockheed Martin touted it as the media's chance to get an up close look at their latest military vehicle. But it turned out far differently than anyone planned.

It was a showcase for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle being developed for the Army and Marines. The truck just surpassed the important threshold of 50,000 test miles, including 2,000 miles a week of rigorous secondary and off-road testing at Lockheed's Owego track.

"All of these trucks are expeditionary. That means they can go aboard an expeditionary ship like the humvees do today,” said Louis DeSantis, Vice President of JLTD Systems.”The speed, the spec is 74 miles per hour. These will exceed the specifications fully armored at 24,000 pounds and I will tell you, very hard to tip over."

After the interviews, reporters were invited to take the vehicle for a test drive on the cross-country track

Added: Aug-14-2009 Occurred On: Aug-13-2009
By: dad61
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Tags: Lockheed Martin, JLTV, gone wrong, replace Hummer, new
Location: Owego, New York, United States (load item map)
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