rides on a height-adjustable chassis and central tire inflation
system that automatically adjusts air pressure to enhance all-terrain
mobility. Future production vehicles will accept appliqué
armor. The vehicle is designed for improved rollover protection.
The vehicle is based on the LM4x4 truck, built on the proven
High Mobility Transport design which excells with its unique
weight-to-payload ratio, enabling the less than 10,000-pound
vehicle to easily tow the 10,000-pound M777 howitzer. The LM4x4
is air-transportable inside the C-130 Hercules tactical transport
aircraft. The vehicle also can be externally carried by the
CH-53E helicopter and the MV-22 tilt-rotor aircraft.
In addition to the LWPM contract, Lockheed Martin also delivered
a technology demonstration utility vehicle to the U.S. Army
for its Future Tactical Truck System Advanced Concept Technology
Demonstration program. The vehicle will be used to help refine
the requirements for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.