US and international militaries order additional HMMWVs from AM General
AM General has received a series of contracts and contract modifications to supply high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs) to the US and international militaries.
With a combined value of $42m, the contracts require the company to deliver new production vehicles, international ambulance vehicles, automotive kits, spare parts and training to Iraq, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Israel, Turkey, Kenya, Lebanon, and the US.
AM General Defence Programmes executive vice-president Chris Vanslager said: "AM General continues to grow our backlog of new production HMMWVs, while developing comprehensive modernisation and maintenance programmes for domestic and international customers.
"The HMMWV continues to be the vehicle of choice around the globe for more than 60 partner nations, evolving over the years with significantly increased mobility, protection, reliability and durability in order to meet changing military missions and threats...all at an affordable price."
Manufactured at AM General's Mishawaka plant in Indiana, US, HMMWV is a four-wheel drive, military, light truck and provides a light tactical vehicle for command and control, special purpose shelter carriers and weapons platforms across all areas of the battlefield.
The air-transportable and droppable HMMWV family includes utility / cargo, shelter / armament carrier, ambulance, TOW missile carrier and scout-reconnaissance configuration.
To date, AM General claims to have supplied approximately 230,000 HMMWVs to customers worldwide.
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.
The company recently won a $428.2m firm-fixed-price contract to supply the new M997A3 HMMWV ambulance chassis vehicles to support domestic disaster relief efforts by the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and the army.
Image: A US Army high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle in Saladin Province, Iraq. Photo: US Navy photo by photographers mate 3rd Class Shawn Hussong (RELEASED).