AM General has secured a $2.2bn contract to deliver new high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWVs) to the US Army Contracting Command.
Under the firm-fixed-price foreign military sale (FMS), the company will produce and supply up to 11,560 new HMMWVs over a five-year period.
The contract requires the company to deliver HMMWVs in different variants, such as protected weapons carriers, cargo transporters, communications vehicles, and ambulances.
AM General president and CEO Andy Hove said: “The HMMWV continues to be the most sought after light tactical vehicle for military and government customers around the world demonstrating its relevance and reliability while ensuring readiness at an affordable price for the US, our allies and coalition partners.
“Today’s contract announcement once again highlights the HMMWV as a modern, proven, highly deployable, versatile, rugged and affordable light tactical vehicle.”
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.