SOUTH BEND, Ind., Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AM General today announced it has secured $57 million in HMMWV contracts and vehicle parts for Iraq, Serbia, Argentina, and the U.S. National Guard and Reserve.
These contracts demonstrate the growing global demand for affordable readiness and reliability offered through the HMMWV family of Light Tactical Vehicles and O.E.M. provided parts.
"These orders are examples of the significant opportunities for our diverse line of world-class Light Tactical Vehicles to include the HMMWV and support business," said AM General President and CEO, Andy Hove. "Our company's priorities are to be agile, flexible and innovative --- able to adapt and be in lock-step with the priorities outlined by our customers."
Hove added, "Our focus is to assure vehicle readiness for our customers, both domestic and international. Just in these past few weeks we have been actively rolling new vehicles off the production line, on to awaiting aircraft and right into theaters of operation, in addition to maintaining and sustaining vehicles to the highest standard. That is the epitome of providing readiness and value for our customers."
Prior to these most recent Light Tactical Vehicle contracts, AM General received a $24,965,954 modification to an earlier foreign military sales contract for an additional 120 M1151A1B1 HMMWVs.
During the past year, the company has seen robust business in its Light Tactical Vehicle lines providing great visibility into a deep pipeline of HMMWV sales for the future.
- July 2015: AM General was awarded a $372,936,476 firm-fixed-price multi-year foreign military sales contract for Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Ukraine and Tunisia, which with options, will total 2,082 HMMWVs and contractor unique spare parts.
- September 2015: AM General was awarded a six-year $428,295,155 contract for new M997A3 HMMWV Ambulance Chassis Vehicles for domestic disaster relief efforts by the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, and Army.
- October 2015: AM General announced that it had been awarded new HMMWV contracts and modifications to existing domestic and international contracts for vehicles and parts for Iraq, Afghanistan, Tunisia, Israel, Turkey, Kenya, Lebanon and the United States totaling $42,165,170. This specific contract covered items to include new production vehicles, international ambulance vehicles, automotive kits, spare parts and training.
Just as important, on the U.S. domestic front, the Company continues to perform work under its ground breaking Private Public Partnership (PPP) with the National Guard and Red River Army Depot in the refurbishment and upgrade of older HMMWV models that will continue to be in the U.S. Military fleet for 30-plus years. Through this innovative PPP program, the Company has already contracted orders totaling nearly $250 million, with a significant pipeline remaining to include $160 million in additional FY2016 funds.
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.
Media Contact: Jeff Adams
Global Communications & Marketing / AM General
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