US Army’s Humvee Continues to be Made in America

4 June 2009 (Last Updated June 4th, 2009 18:30)

The US Army's high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle, also called HMMWV or a Humvee, will continue to be made in the US, by an American company. Detroit-based General Motors (GM) recently announced that they would be selling their Hummer brand of vehicles to Chinese-based Sichuan Teng

The US Army's high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle, also called HMMWV or a Humvee, will continue to be made in the US, by an American company.

Detroit-based General Motors (GM) recently announced that they would be selling their Hummer brand of vehicles to Chinese-based Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company.

However, this decision would have no impact on the army's Humvee, said military officials.

Army spokesman Lt. Col. Martin Downie said that though the army's Humvee and the civilian Hummer look similar they were not owned by the same company.

The US company AM General has been manufacturing the Humvee since 1985 and continues to supply the vehicle to the US Army.

During the early 1990s, the company manufactured a civilian version of the Humvee, called the Hummer but by the late 1990s it had sold it to GM.