SOUTH BEND, Ind., Sept. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global demand for AM General's current High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) continues to ramp up as the Company has been awarded new HMMWV delivery orders for vehicles and parts for Afghanistan, Iraq, Ukraine, Jordan, Slovenia, Bahrain, Columbia, Bosnia and Kenya totaling more than $550,000,000. HMMWVs provided under these new delivery orders include protected weapons carriers, cargo transporters and ambulances.
These new delivery orders are provided through the recently announced $2.2 billion, 5-year, firm fixed price Foreign Military Sale (FMS) requirements contract to manufacture an estimated quantity of up to 11,560 new HMMWVs. Since award of this FMS requirements contract less than a month ago, AM General has already received orders for more than a quarter of the $2.2 billion, 5-year total maximum value of the contract.
The pace of these recent new HMMWV delivery orders highlights the significant global demand for the modern, rugged, versatile and affordable vehicles, and builds upon the current globally installed base of over 250,000 HMMWVs in use worldwide in over 60 different countries.
The HMMWV platform performs more mission roles than any other tactical vehicle in the world. The modern HMMWV built by AM General, today includes many improvements throughout the vehicle to include a high performance, rugged and reliable automotive system.
AM General continues to design, test and build these improvements into the highly successful HMMWV Ambulance and Army National Guard HMMWV Recapitalization Public Private Partnership programs, with even more enhancements available to meet U.S. domestic and international customer needs.
Internationally, in addition to the FMS contracts noted above, AM General recently showcased its Multi-Purpose Truck (MPT) concept at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Expo in London. The MPT is designed to allow customers to configure payload modules customized to their specific needs. The MPT provides a multi-purpose platform capable of integrating a multitude of modules, weapons, and additional internal components. Additionally, the company continues to actively market its revolutionary HMMWV/Hawkeye System that incorporates a 105mm Howitzer on to a modernized HMMWV.
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 more than 300,000 vehicles in over 60 countries. 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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Executive Director / Global Communications & Marketing / AM General
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