Jankel To Mass-produce Light Tactical Transport Vehicle (LTTV)
Jankel’s manufacturing programme for his or her new Gentle Tactical Transport Car (LTTV) has modified up a gear from LRIP (Low-Price Preliminary Manufacturing) to delivering automobiles at a price of greater than 15 per 30 days. The manufacturing plan aligns with a re-profiled supply schedule following COVID and up to date provide chain constraints. The LTTV programme, awarded to Jankel in February 2018, will ship 199 British designed and constructed tactical automobiles based mostly on the Mercedes Benz UNIMOG automobiles to the Belgian Ministry of Defence (BeMOD). Jankel’s LTTV may be considered on the DVD exhibition at Millbrook, 21-22 September.
Richard Semmens, Operations Director at Jankel stated: “I’m very proud certainly of our group and our UK-based provide chain for working so exhausting to get our LTTV programme the place it’s at present, with automobiles coming off the manufacturing line at rising frequency and being delivered to our BeMOD buyer. All through the LRIP builds, we’ve got built-in some trade main manufacturing and high quality programs instruments which guarantee our ramp up in supply will meet the exacting necessities of the client”.
Andrew Jankel, Chairman at Jankel stated:”Like anybody else in manufacturing (defence or in any other case) will know, there have been some challenges to face by BREXIT, COVID-19 and the Ukraine battle. Proper by that interval, right here at Jankel we’ve continued to ship and to export some nice UK services together with our LTTV programme. Certainly, we’re one in every of a only a few UK defence producers that has been repeatedly delivering and exporting all through this turbulent interval. I’d wish to thank everybody who has labored with us so intently to assist us succeed throughout this testing interval together with our suppliers and importantly, our prospects.”
In September 2021, Jankel introduced the institution of a brand new manufacturing functionality within the UK and in November 2021 it was introduced that the programme had handed Preliminary Technical Acceptance (PTA) and had formally entered manufacturing. Following a interval of LRIP (Low-Price Preliminary Manufacturing) that coincided with COVID working restrictions, not too long ago, the programme has been gathering tempo with automobile 25 coming into manufacturing in August. From September onwards, the manufacturing price accelerates additional with the supply of all 199 automobiles set for completion in 2023.
First unveiled at DSEi in September 2019 and likewise displayed at DSEi in September 2021, Jankel’s LTTV is designed to offer a modular and configurable tactical help automobile that advantages from distinctive, detachable mission modules that allow the automobile to be re-roled quickly for operational platform versatility. The LTTV has 3 core variants for Particular Operations help, together with an ambulance variant. Alongside a user-configurable, absolutely built-in suite of army sub-systems that features a detachable ballistic safety package, a Roll-Over-Safety-System (ROPS), weapon mounts and communications match, the platform will present full interoperability with the Fox fleet of tactical automobiles.
The Jankel group of firms has been regularly buying and selling since its incorporation by founder Robert Jankel in 1955. In its early years, Jankel supplied specialist design and manufacturing companies to enhance the efficiency of rally and racing vehicles. In 1997 Jankel branched out into producing automobiles for the UK MoD and Police. The corporate’s present UK HQ is Hamm Courtroom Farm, Weybridge, Surrey. The present Chairman of Jankel Group and Jankel Holdings Inc. is Andrew Jankel, son of founder Robert Jankel. The present portfolio of services is wholly defence and safety targeted and covers the design and manufacturing of armoured automobiles, gentle tactical automobiles, counter terrorism automobiles and tools, and customised occupant survivability options for army.
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