SOUTH BEND, Ind., Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AM General has been awarded a $428,295,155 firm-fixed-price, multi-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for new M997A3 HMMWV Ambulance Chassis Vehicles for domestic disaster relief efforts by the Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. Under the initial contract award of $89.5 million, AM General will provide the National Guard 654 M997A3 HMMWV Ambulance Chassis Vehicles.
"We are pleased to continue to support the active and future use of the more than 160,000 HMMWV's currently in service as part of U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Reserves and National Guard fleets," said Chris Vanslager, AM General Vice President, Programs and Business Development. "This contract is yet another example of the ongoing critical operational need for the HMMWV and how AM General remains the unmatched leader in modernizing and maintaining the HMMWV fleet in the United States and around the world. No company has more light tactical vehicle experience than AM General, and we look forward to working with our valued customers to leverage our five decades of expertise in the design, engineering and manufacturing of this iconic vehicle which will be in the service of U.S. military fleets through 2050."
Today's contract announcement follows several substantial Foreign Military orders the Company has received this year for thousands of HMMWVs that have added to its backlog, as it continues to successfully track new Light Tactical Vehicle business both domestically and internationally. Most recently, in July AM General was awarded a $373 million firm-fixed-price multi-year foreign military sales contract for sales in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Ukraine, Tunisia with options for nearly 2,100 HMMWVs and contractor unique spare parts.
Additionally, the Company continues to perform work under a Private Public Partnership 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 20-plus years.
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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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