SOUTH BEND, Ind., PRNewswire/ -- AM General has been awarded new HMMWV contracts and modifications to existing domestic and international contracts for vehicles and parts for Afghanistan, Ukraine and the United States National Guard and Reserves totaling $151,051,833.
The recently announced contracts noted above cover items to include new production vehicles, automotive kits, spare parts and training.
For Afghanistan, the company will supply 360 M1152A1B2 HMMWVs and 73 M1151A1B1 HMMWVs. For the Ukraine, the company will provide 40 M1152 HMMWV Ambulances. For the National Guard and Reserves, the company will provide 237 additional M997A3 HMMWV Ambulance Vehicles.
"AM General is committed to U.S. military readiness across all services and components," said Chris Vanslager, Executive Vice President, U.S. Defense.
Larry Platt, Executive Vice President, International Defense added, "The HMMWV continues to be the vehicle of choice as the workhorse for militaries around the world. HMMWVs are used in more than 60 partner nations, continuously evolving with significantly increased mobility, protection, reliability and durability in order to meet changing military missions and threats …all at an affordable price."
There are approximately 230,000 HMMWVs currently in vehicle fleets around the world.
These contract awards demonstrate the ongoing critical operational need for the HMMWV and AM General's position as the unmatched leader in modernizing and maintaining the light tactical fleet for the United States and around the world.
About AM General
AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide. Through its military business, the company is widely recognized as the world leader in design, engineer, manufacture and support of Light Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained more than 300,000 vehicles in over 60 countries. Its growing Commercial business includes its wholly owned subsidiary, Mobility Ventures, designer and manufacturer of the acclaimed MV-1, the only American made vehicle specifically engineered from the ground up in support of wheelchair users and people with disabilities. AM General is also proud to have been selected by Mercedes-Benz to be its only contract manufacturer in the United States, producing the R-Class vehicle in Mishawaka, Ind. Additionally, the company was selected by the U.S. Postal Service to develop and test advanced automotive technologies for use in the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle program. AM General has more than five decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states. Please see more information about AM General at www.amgeneral.com.