AM General, MoMP sign MoU to build tactical vehicles in Egypt
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AM General and MoMP sign MoU to build tactical vehicles in Egypt

23 Jun 2021 (Last Updated June 23rd, 2021 11:19)

The collaboration would enable the development of a ‘domestic military automobile industry’ in Egypt.

AM General and MoMP sign MoU to build tactical vehicles in Egypt
AM General is a global provider of military-grade tactical vehicle and mobility systems. Credit: Mike Cook from Pixabay.

AM General has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian Ministry of Military Production (MoMP) to develop and manufacture tactical vehicles in the country.

The MoU is aimed at facilitating Egypt’s domestic military automobile industry development.

According to AM General, the long-term strategic partnership would create a phased approach to explore how it can partner with the MoMP on the development.

AM General president and CEO Andy Hove said: “Today’s signing ceremony further solidifies our long-standing relationship with the Government of Egypt.

“We look forward to applying our manufacturing and design expertise to help grow the Egyptian automotive industry.”

Following the MoU, MoMP and the company will study the feasibility of developing an ‘in-country assembly and manufacturing’ capability.

This capability will allow the MoMP to replace / supplement its existing high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HUMVEE) fleet.

Manufactured by AM General, HUMVEE is a tactical vehicle.

The study conducted by MoMP and AM General will come up with a detailed plan to move ahead with the partnership agreement.

AM General is a global provider of military-grade tactical vehicle and mobility systems.

The company designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies, and supports specialised vehicles for military and commercial customers.

So far, AM General has produced and sustained over 300,000 vehicles in more than 70 countries.