AM General Displays Innovative Vehicle Solution Offerings Tailored For Fleet Readiness at AUSA 2016

In Community + Industry, Platforms + Vehicles by Chad

AM General, the worldwide leader in design, manufacture and support of light tactical military vehicles, will display a wide range of products, technologies and services to support Light Tactical Vehicle fleet readiness and evolving expeditionary force missions at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Oct. 3-5, 2016 Booth 6929/ Upper Level/ Hall D, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

The AUSA Expo provides a great opportunity to show our U.S. and international customers the broad spectrum of innovative, expeditionary, versatile and affordable products and services AM General has to offer, said AM General President and CEO, Andy Hove.

AM General’s representatives will be ready to discuss multiple innovative vehicle displays, engineering and logistics services, their award-winning global supply chain management, field service support, training for dealers, technician and advanced driver skills, as well as parts and equipment warranty support.

AM General Exhibit Details

HMMWV/Hawkeye Howitzer System: The HMMWV/Hawkeye Howitzer System incorporates advances in protection, payload, suspensions and life-cycle sustainment at an affordable price to meet the unique expeditionary requirements of global customers.  It exemplifies the steady evolution of the HMMWV based on customer feedback, battlefield experiences, and innovation.

Hawkeye 105MM Key Features

  • Hybrid Soft Recoil technology allows weapon to be paired with AM General HMMWV
  • Lightweight at less than 2,400 lbs. (1,100 kg)
  • Fires 360 degrees
  • Direct fire scope is digital camera in conjunction with the digital fire control
  • Most maintenance can be performed at unit level
  • Electronically controlled elevation and azimuth work with digital fire control
  • Growth potential for all features including a longer caliber cannon
  • Reduced maintenance costs due to efficient design

Light Tactical Vehicle Modernization: With approximately 230,000 HMMWVs currently fulfilling the role as the backbone of tactical missions around the world, AM General plays a vital role in demonstrating innovative and affordable solutions to ensure these vehicles remain mission ready.  One prime example of this is the first of its kind, highly successful Public-Private Partnership between the National Guard, AM General and Red River Army Depot, which provides affordable, upgraded and enhanced capability HMMWVs to significantly improve readiness of National Guard units nationwide.

Services Parts and Logistics Operations (SPLO): AM General’s logistics representatives will also be in the booth to provide information about the company’s award-winning, worldwide supply chain management, field service support, dealer and technician training, advanced driver training, and warranty support. AM General – the only company who can provide Original Equipment Manufactured, certified line-item HMMWV parts, has shipped millions of parts worldwide for HMMWV fleets in 21 nations in addition to U.S. armed forces. AM General has also provided specialized instruction to thousands of international students from 12 countries and has deployed field service representatives to 23 countries.

Light Tactical Vehicle Training Simulator: The AM General AUSA booth will feature a Light Tactical Vehicle Training Simulator displayed on a 180 degree, three-channel plasma screen. The Simulator creates an immersive driving environment that combines the look and feel of driving a real Light Tactical Vehicle with a variety of tactical military missions and adverse weather conditions. The driving scenarios used in this highly interactive simulator are currently being used to train U.S. and international customers at the AM General Light Tactical Vehicle Training Center, located in South Bend, Ind. The training course includes actual driving on a 320-acre off-road training area, classrooms for instruction, hands-on technical training bays as well as the driving simulator.

Also debuting this week is the new AM General website ( which offers visitors a refreshed look and feel reflecting the company’s bold and innovative approach to vehicle design, engineering, production, sustainment, and modernization. In addition, the site provides access to new information, videos, photos, and downloadable material for customers, prospects and vehicle operators, as well as portals for suppliers, buyers and those interested in working for AM General.

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, Ind.  Additionally, the company was selected by the U.S. Postal Service to develop and test advanced automotive technologies for use in the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle program. 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

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