Photo: Mack Defense

Photo: Mack Defense

Mack Defense has announced a partnership with JWF Defense Systems for the assembly of the Mack Defense Lakota 6x6 vehicle system.

In addition to assembly, the partnership includes manufacturing the vehicle’s armored hull. The Lakota is designed to meet the specifications a variety of configurations and offers the military a highly adaptable vehicle to meet the needs of a mission.

“JWF Defense has a long tradition of supporting the U.S. Department of Defense, and we are excited to have them as part of our team,” said Ryan Werling, president of Mack Defense. “In addition to the partnership for the Lakota, we also believe there is an opportunity for JWF to participate in the assembly of other armored vehicle programs that we are pursuing around the globe.”

The Lakota 6x6 system is capable of a maximum on-road speed of 62 miles per hour with a range of up to 1,400 miles. It is available in five configurations and can transport up to 12 personnel. The vehicle is designed to be fully armored and lighter weight for better maneuverability, off-road mobility and multi-mission capabilities.

“The Lakota’s capabilities were tested and showcased in multiple locations throughout the U.S., including California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Michigan,” said Werling. “Not only did the Lakota meet our performance expectations, but it exceeded them in many areas.”