AM General to supply HMMWV and parts to US and international militaries


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AM General has received a series of contracts to supply high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs) to the US and international militaries.

With a combined value of $57m, the contracts require the company to deliver new production vehicles and related parts to Iraq, Serbia, Argentina, and the US.

AM General president and CEO Andy Hove said: "These orders are examples of the significant opportunities for our diverse line of world-class light tactical vehicles to include the HMMWV and support business.

"Our focus is to assure vehicle readiness for our customers, both domestic and international. Just in these past few weeks we have been actively rolling new vehicles off the production line, on to awaiting aircraft and right into theatres of operation, in addition to maintaining and sustaining vehicles to the highest standard."

Manufactured at AM General's Mishawaka plant in Indiana, US, the HMMWV is a four-wheel drive, light military truck that provides special-purpose shelter carriers and weapons platforms.

"In these past few weeks we have been actively rolling new vehicles off the production line, on to awaiting aircraft and right into theatres of operation."

The air-transportable HMMWV family includes utility / cargo, shelter / armament carrier, ambulance, TOW missile carrier, and scout-reconnaissance configurations.

AM General claims to have supplied approximately 230,000 HMMWVs to countries including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Ukraine and Tunisia.

Approximately 160,000 HMMWVs are currently believed to be in service as part of the US Army, Marine Corps, Reserves and National Guard fleets, while the remaining 70,000 vehicles belong to international fleets.

In October, the company received contracts worth $42m to deliver production vehicles and ambulances, automotive kits, spare parts and training to Iraq, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Israel, Turkey, Kenya, Lebanon, and the US.


Image: A US Army HMMWV. Photo: courtesy of US Navy Photographers Mate 3rd Class Shawn Hussong.