Posted: Oct 16, 2013 4:18 AM
Updated: Oct 16, 2013 4:18 AM
NEW YORK (AP) Lockheed Martin Corp. is moving production of its joint light tactical vehicle to an assembly line at its Camden, Ark., manufacturing plant.
Maryland-based Lockheed says the move will help make the vehicle more affordable for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.
Prototypes of the vehicles were made at BAE Systems plant in Sealy, Texas. BAE announced Tuesday that it plans to close the Sealy plant.
Lockheed Martin said that BAE will still be a key partner on its joint light tactical vehicle team. The defense contractor also says that making the vehicles in Arkansas will lower costs and be more efficient.