Saturday, April 13, 2024

AM General unveils Humvee on steroids

Famed Hummer maker, AM General has unveiled its new version of the legendary HMMWV or Humvee tactical vehicle at the Association of the U.S. Army’s (AUSA) annual exhibition.

The automaker has demonstrated a new light tactical vehicle with MRAP-level protection, called the NXT 360.

As noted by the company, the NXT 360 is the next generation of Humvee light tactical vehicle configuration for maximum commonality, simplified maintenance, and streamlined fleet sustainment. NXT 360 ES model integrates a new digital backbone for easy diagnostics and integration of health monitoring systems.

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A digital video camera delivers a 60°-120° field of view live feed of the outside environment to ruggedized low-latency high definition LED display on the inside of the vehicle at the passenger’s position and to the commander’s display. As a result, eliminates the need for heavy transparent armor on rear passenger doors.

The new vehicle also will be equipped with optional bolt-on armor for a higher level of kinetic energy protection; 360° kinetic energy threat protection; under-vehicle blast threat protection; blast seats, floating floor and transparent armor.

AM General released a statement on saying that new vehicle provides exceptional speed, mobility, and agility across any rugged terrain in all weather conditions. NXT 360 ES variant includes long travel suspension for increased maneuverability over the toughest of terrains.

About a month earlier, the famed U.S. Humvee maker has announced that KPS Capital Partners, LP through a newly-formed affiliate has completed the acquisition of AM General.

As noted by the company, KPS Capital Partners completed the acquisition of AM General.

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