AM General has received an $89 million deal to deliver 740 new Humvees for the Army National Guard and another $121 service support deal to integrate new capabilities on the vehicles over the next five years, the company said Tuesday.
Deliveries of the new M1152A1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) will begin in the second quarter of 2019 and complete by the end of next year, a company spokesperson told Defense Daily.
“This award is part of an ongoing and long-term commitment to put quality equipment into the hands of the National Guard. The Army, including the National Guard, plans to operate and maintain tens of thousands of HMMWVs in their fleet for decades to come,” the spokesperson said.
AM General told Defense Daily the new modernization upgrades included in the five-year Systems Technical Support (STS) contract could be extended to cover the entire existing HMMWV fleet.
“At AM General, we pride ourselves in our ability to meet our customer’s needs, which is why we are able to provide the U.S. Army with new, updated light tactical vehicles as well as support them by continuously improving the existing fleet and developing new technologies for the platform,” Chris Vanslager, the company’s executive vice president of U.S. defense, said in a statement.
Vehicle upgrades could include integrating new communications capabilities and modernized command and control tools, specifically for Infantry Brigade Combat Teams and Security Force Assistance Brigades.
AM General received the new vehicle order last Friday and the STS services contract was awarded on Oct. 10, according to a company official.