AM General will deliver 6,576 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) to the Afghan armed forces. The $45.9 million contract awarded by the US Army falls under foreign military sales and provides the expanded capacity M115 HMMWV. Production will take place in South Bend, Ind., and is expected to run through Aug. 31, 2018.
Variants of the vehicle can be used as a troop and weapons carrier, as well as light cargo carriers, ambulances and command-and-control vehicles. However, the vehicles are scheduled to be phased out in favor of Oshkosh Defense’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) due to its vulnerability to improvised explosive devices.