AM General, a company that designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers worldwide, has been awarded a $356.2 million U.S. Government contract to manufacture 1,673 HMMWVs at its General Military Assembly Plant In Mishawaka, Indiana.
The contract calls on AM General to deliver 1,259 -M1151A1B1 HMMWVs and 414 - M1152 A1B2 HMMWV models which will then be delivered to the Afghanistan National Army and Police. Vehicle manufacturing will commence at the AM General Military Assembly Plant, Mishawaka, later this month, with an estimated completion date of July 29, 2017.
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.
"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/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," according to company officials.
“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, company officials said.