SOUTH BEND, Ind., /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command awarded global vehicle solutions provider, AM General, a requirements contract to manufacture an estimated quantity of up to 2,800 new M997A3 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Ambulances. The total value of the contract, if all options are exercised, is approximately $800 million.
"AM General continues to support the warfighter's needs by delivering high-quality M997A3 ambulances based off our modernized, proven, rugged, all-terrain HMMWV's," said Chris Vanslager, AM General Executive Vice President, US Defense. "We understand the importance of being able to reliably and safely transport the wounded within operational areas on the battlefield to medical aid stations and are proud that the M997A3 can fulfill this critical mission."
As the prime contractor and, in partnership with Rock Island Arsenal, AM General will deliver quality and consistency in the M997A3 HMMWV ambulance manufacturing process by applying its Quality Management System across the entire enterprise which includes production parts suppliers, chassis and shelter production, and integrated vehicle testing. The Company will procure all system materials and parts, manufacture the chassis and body structure before shipping the integrated chassis system to Rock Island Arsenal where the ambulance shelter will be manufactured and assembled into the final product.
As with all active vehicle programs, AMG General leverages its more than 100 years of automotive experience to deliver affordable quality products on time. The first M997A3 ambulance deliveries are scheduled for Q2 2019.
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, engineering, manufacturing and logistics support of Tactical Vehicles, having produced and sustained over 300,000 vehicles in over 70 countries. Through its heritage companies, AM General has over 100 years 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.