SOUTH BEND, Ind., March 19, 2019 – AM General, the leading manufacturer of light tactical vehicles, has received an order to provide 739 new M1152A1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) to the U.S. Army National Guard as a part of their modernization initiatives valued at $89 million. This is in addition to the 740 new HMMWVs ordered in October 2018.
“AM General is excited to continue the strong partnership with the Army National Guard and supports their efforts to modernize and enhance the readiness of the Humvee fleet,” said Chris Vanslager, Executive Vice President, U.S. Defense.
The single cab, open cargo M1152A1 HMMWV variant is enhanced with Integrated Armor Protection, can serve as a troop or cargo transport vehicle, and is easily transportable by land, sea, or air. Modernization enhancements include improvements to the powertrain, suspension, cooling and electrical systems, and make these new HMMWV’s more powerful, rugged and reliable. Delivery of this recent order of M1152A1 HMMWVs will begin in the third quarter of 2019.
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 over 300,000 vehicles in over 70 countries. Through its heritage companies, AM General has over 100 years 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.