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 evolving expeditionary force missions at the Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Oct. 12 – 14, Booth 1739/ Lower Level/ Hall B, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
The AUSA Expo is the perfect venue to show U.S. military personnel, international military delegations and many others the broad spectrum of innovative, expeditionary, versatile and affordable products and services AM General has to offer, said Chris Vanslager, Executive Vice President, Defense Programs. Our display reflects the company’s continuing commitment to tailor future solutions to meet customer requirements.
In addition, AM General subject matter experts will be on hand to discuss ongoing global initiatives that range from providing genuine Original Equipment Manufacturer parts and components; to offering supply chain management, equipment and driver training, and field service support.
AM General Exhibit Details
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 Bureau, AM General and Red River Army Depot, which provides affordable, upgraded and enhanced capability HMMWVs to significantly improve readiness of National Guard units nationwide.
Modernized Light Tactical Vehicle (MLTV): The Modernized Light Tactical Vehicle 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.
Advanced Life Support Ambulance: AM General’s newly developed Advanced Life Support Ambulance, designed for a variety of U.S. and international customer’s domestic and expeditionary medical missions, is one example of the modularity and flexibility of a HMMWV platform. The new ambulance incorporates unique features including a powered litter lift system; individual ambulatory patient seating; built-in heating and cooling system; LED interior lighting; optimized storage for medical equipment and ease-of-access to meet the latest medical mission doctrine. The optional ambulance armor kit complements the versatility and other mobility advantages of the HMMWV by being available as either factory or field installable, increasing protection to meet customer unique demands.
Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV): AM General’s Ground Mobility Vehicle is specifically designed for the expeditionary missions of light forces. The military grade, mission-ready vehicles are internal and external Air Transport compliant, with seating available for nine occupants. Available in both left and right hand drive, the light, speedy and maneuverable GMV is fully modular and incorporates AM General’s unmatched expertise and experience by applying lessons learned from the battlefield and commercial off-roading to the design, integration and manufacture of light tactical vehicles.
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 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, and a driving simulator.
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. 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