SOUTH BEND, Ind.,/PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command has placed an order from global vehicle solutions provider, AM General, for 648 M997A3 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Ambulances, valued at $185 million.
"Our commitment to the warfighter's safety and success in the battlefield drives the continuous improvement in our vehicle systems," said Chris Vanslager, AM General Executive Vice President, US Defense. "We are excited to field additional orders and build upon our already strong partnership with the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center at Rock Island Arsenal to provide modernized, rugged and capable HMMWV ambulances."
As part of its Public-Private Partnership with the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (JMTC) at Rock Island Arsenal (RIA), AM General will begin providing the first chassis systems to JMTC this spring, where the ambulance shelter fabrication and final assembly will take place. The first M997A3 ambulance deliveries are scheduled for Q2 2019. As a leader in automotive military systems, AM General will apply the same quality control processes throughout the entire program build to achieve the high standards it has been known to produce for over 100 years.
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.