SOUTH BEND, Ind., Aug. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AM General has been awarded a $356,213,318 contract to manufacture and deliver 1,673 HMMWVs to the U.S. Government for further delivery to the Afghanistan National Army and Police.
The contract calls on AM General to deliver 1,259 -M1151A1B1 HMMWVs and 414 - M1152 A1B2 HMMWV models. Vehicle manufacturing will commence at the AM General Military Assembly Plant, Mishawaka, Ind., later this month, with an estimated completion date of July 29, 2017.
"This contract announcement reinforces AM General's position as the global leader in Light Tactical Vehicles. Our international partners continue to rely on us to meet the most diverse range of mission capabilities offered by the most adaptable, affordable Light Tactical Vehicles on the planet," said AM General President and CEO Andy Hove. "We pride ourselves on developing and delivering these solutions to our customers with the speed, efficiency, and reliability only our company can offer."
As the U.S. Government and foreign countries engage in more rapid, dispersed and challenging missions around the globe, deployability and readiness are key determinants of success. AM General's HMMWV platform has been the answer for more than three decades, delivering the modular design with unmatched reliability and innovation to achieve the mission.
Global demand for new production and remanufactured Light Tactical Vehicles, automotive kits, spare parts and training services is as strong today as ever. AM General's robust pipeline of international sales is testament to its best in class workforce, manufacturing processes, and management team.
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, Indiana. 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.
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Global Communications & Marketing / AM General
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