AM General wins $550m orders to deliver HMMWVs to global customers
AM General has received orders worth more than $550m to deliver high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs) and parts to global customers.
The orders have been placed as part of a $2.2bn Foreign Military Sale (FMS) requirements contract awarded to the company in August.
As part of the latest orders, the HMMWVs in different variants, such as protected weapons carriers, cargo transporters, and ambulances will be delivered to Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Jordan, Slovenia, Bahrain, Columbia, Bosnia and Kenya.
The FMS contract was awarded by the US Army Contracting Command for the production and supply of up to 11,560 new HMMWVs over a five-year period.
AM General said it has already received orders for more than a quarter of the total maximum value of the contract.
The HMMWV platform is capable of performing more mission roles than any other tactical vehicle in the world, according to AM General.
Equipped with a high-performance automotive system, the HMMWV has received significant improvements to its engine, transmission, cooling system, electrical system, suspension, and chassis.
The HMMWV engine’s torque has been increased by 70%, while the vehicle's gross weight capacity has risen by 50%.
More than 250,000 HMMWVs are currently in service with more than 60 different countries worldwide.
AM General will continue to design, test and build improvements into the HMMWV Ambulance and Army National Guard HMMWV Modernization Public Private Partnership programmes.
Image: A US Army HMMWV. Photo: courtesy of the US Navy / Photographers Mate 3rd Class Shawn Hussong.