UK-based Jankel has announced that its new Light Tactical Transport Vehicle (LTTV) production has progressed to enter the vehicle delivery phase.
The LTTV programme is part of a contract awarded to Jankel in February 2018.
Under the contract, the company will deliver 199 tactical vehicles to the Belgian Ministry of Defence.
In this regard, Jankel set up a new production capability in the UK in September 2021. After clearing Preliminary Technical Acceptance (PTA), the LTTV programme entered the production stage in November 2021.
Following a period of Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP), the programme has now moved on to delivery.
As many as 25 vehicles entered the production phase in August, with the company planning to deliver the vehicles at a rate of over 15 per month.
According to the company, the production of vehicles will be expedited from September.
All 199 vehicles are expected to be delivered by 2023.
Jankel Operations director Richard Semmens said: “Throughout the LRIP builds, we have integrated some industry leading production and quality systems tools, which ensure our ramp up in delivery will meet the exacting requirements of the customer.”
Based on the Mercedes Benz UNIMOG vehicles, Jankel’s LTTV is a multirole, reconfigurable platform.
The removable mission modules enable the vehicle to be re-rolled instantly for operational platform versatility.
The LTTV’s user-configurable and integrated suite of military sub-systems feature a removable ballistic protection kit, a roll-over protection system, weapon mounts, and communications fit.
It comprises three main variants that are designed to support special operations and provide interoperability with the Fox fleet of tactical vehicles.
Jankel chairman Andrew Jankel said: “Like anyone else in manufacturing, defence or otherwise, will know, there have been some challenges to face through Brexit, Covid-19, and the Ukraine conflict.
“Right through that period, here at Jankel we’ve continued to deliver and to export some great UK products and services including our LTTV programme.”
The company is set to put its platform on display at the DVD expo at Millbrook, UK, to be held on the 21 and 22 September this year.