U.S. Marine Corps launches JLTV training course at Camp Pendleton
The United States Marine Corps has announced that multiple units on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton have started to introduce the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle to their Marines by teaching them the basic operations of newest ground vehicles.
“The JLTV is a lot more capable than the Humvee,” said Mario Marin, the JLTV lead instructor with the I Marine Expeditionary Force JLTV Operator New Equipment Training course. “The ability for the driver to actually manipulate the system itself, using what’s called a MUX panel, a multi-plex panel, or the driver smart display. The driver has, at his finger tip, a lot of control of the vehicle. It has a lot of technological advances that the Humvee does not, and that is just your basic JLTV.”
The JLTV is meant to replace the Humvee all across the Department of Defense. The JLTV is equipped with more highly evolved technology compared to the basic equipment of a Humvee. The JLTV is mechanically reliable, maintainable with on-board diagnostics, all terrain mobile, and equipped to link into current and future tactical data nets.
“We get the students accustomed here, locally,” said Marin. “Today we are doing the walk and run phase. The walk phase is what we call the ‘Camp Pendleton 5000,’ and then the run phase is where we take them out to the (Interstate Highway 5).”
The JLTV Course is an eight-day training course that teaches students about the vehicle’s characteristics, operations, operator maintenance and safety. The first day, students are in a classroom environment where they learn the basic information of a JLTV. Following their time in the classroom, they proceed outside to receive hands-on training with a JLTV. They will learn about the parts and see first hand the new features a JLTV has to offer. From there, the students will do a …read more
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