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. 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.
The M1152 is an Expanded Capacity HMMWV enhanced with Integrated Armor Protection as a Cargo or Troop Carrier. It is a two-man vehicle used primarily to transport personnel, but can also be used as a shelter carrier. The M1152 provides superior troop protection and is capable of carrying up to eight passengers under the Armor Troop Carrier or Troop Seat options. Built for readiness and reliability, the complete line of the M1100 series of Expanded Capacity Vehicles remains in productionâ€”along with the M997 ambulance and the M1097 higher-capacity payload cargo and troop carrierâ€”to safely get U.S. forces where they need to be, no matter the conditions.
- Designed for use in all weather conditions
- Built for all types of roads and cross-country terrains
- Payload ranges from 3,340 to 5,100 lbs. based on armor configuration and fragmentation kit
- Air transportable and droppable, and can be sling-loaded via helicopter
- Additional armor and fragmentation kits are field installable and removable to provide flexibility for missions that do not require heavy protection
- Equipped with an air-conditioning system to provide optimal crew comfort and increased mission readiness
“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. 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.