Industry is gearing up for the anticipated competition. This
week, Eaton Corporation announced a teaming agreement with AxleTech
International to offer a vehicle traction and stability control
system for the future JLTV program. The Electronic All-Wheel-Drive
System (eAWD) rollover protection system will provides tactical
military vehicles with enhanced safety, mobility and maneuverability.
It is based on Eaton’s EGerodisc electronic differential
technology, which has been successfully applied to commercial
sport utility vehicles (SUV). The eAWD system is exclusively
integrated and optimized with AxleTech’s drive-train to
exceed JLTV performance and safety requirements. It will be
combined with AcleTech's planetary wheel-end technology and
lightweight materials, for optimal weight and performance.
AxleTech was also a member in the Lockheed Martin led industry
group that built the Lockheed Martin's JLTV vehicle demonstrator.
Lockheed Martin announced principal team members last week -
One member is Alcoa Defense will supply materials knowledge,
design services and aluminum components that will give the vehicle
its structural strength at reduced weight. Another principal
team member is BAE Mobility and Protection Systems (formerly
Armor Holdings) which will provide the advanced armor solutions,
and production facilities for high volume assembly.
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