Tuesday, November 24, 2020

AM General contracted to modernize Army’s HMMWV vehicles

The U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded AM General a contract for modernizing and extending service life of the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs).

The contract, announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), is worth more than $51,3 million.

According to DoD’s statement, AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a contract for recapitalization of the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles.

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Recapitalization (RECAP) is one proven approach to modernizing and extending service life of vehicles. One U.S. Army program receives HMMWVs from the field units, disassembles, and replaces targeted parts and components, remanufactures others, and rebuilds the vehicle to an updated configuration.

At that point, the vehicle is at zero miles, zero hours, and is a “like new” condition platform ready to issue for tactical formations. These rebuilt HMMWVs become dependable and flexible assets for logistical support, training and contingency operations.

The DoD also noted that all work will be performed in South Bend, Indiana, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 30, 2019.

AM General’s approximately 230,000 HMMWVs serve as the backbone of U.S. defense tactical vehicle fleets around the world.

The HMMWV platform performs more mission roles than any other tactical vehicle in the world. The modern HMMWV built by AM General, today includes many improvements throughout the vehicle to include a high performance, rugged and reliable automotive system.

Photo by Maj. Michael Garcia

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