Ford Power Stroke Diesel to Power Joint Light Tactical Vehicle

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

BAE Systems, with the aid of Northrop Grumman and Meritor Defense is submitting a proposal for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase for its Joint Light Tactical vehicle (JLTV) program.

As part of its proposal, BAE Systems has selected Ford to power its JLTV family of vehicles with a 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbocharged diesel with 400 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque. It’s the same powerplant found in the F-Series Super Duty trucks from the American automaker.

Ann Hoholick, BAE Systems Vice President of amphibious & new programs, explained the choice, saying “Ford products have a reputation for dependability and performance, even under challenging conditions. With their experience in commercial trucks, we see this as a great fit for our JLTV offer. It’s a win for us and a win for our valued customers.”

It seems the joke is on Chevrolet, considering these JLTVs would probably survive an apocalypse. A final decision will come in June when the government awards up to three EMD contracts.

Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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