AM General, Rolls-Royce Land Military Contracts

Posted: Updated:
AM General is based in South Bend. AM General is based in South Bend.

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a total of more than $180 million in military contracts to two companies in Indiana. The contracts with South Bend-based AM General LLC and Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis call for the production of Humvees and aircraft engines.

AM General will receive nearly $46 million to provide more than 6,500 supplemental Humvees, Expanded Capacity Vehicles and capability expansion kits for the Afghan National Defense Security Forces. The work will be performed in South Bend and is expected to be complete in August 2018.

The DOD has awarded more than $115 million to Rolls-Royce for the production of engines for the V-22 Osprey aircraft. The order includes 36 production engines for the U.S. Marine Corps as well as 16 production and four spare engines for the Japanese government. The work will be performed in Indianapolis and is expected to be complete in November 2018.

Rolls-Royce has also received a nearly $20 million contract for engine assemblies and other parts to be used for the E-2D aircraft. Work on the contract will also take place in Indianapolis and is expected to take a year to complete.

The Naval Air Systems Command in Maryland is the contracting activity for the Rolls-Royce contracts. The U.S. Army Contracting Command is the contracting activity for the AM General contract.

  • Perspectives

    • Focused Collaboration Leads to Effective STEM Leadership

      As a woman who has built a career in a STEM field, technology, I have come to realize that collaboration is an essential ingredient for organizational growth and survival. As my year serving as president for Women & Hi Tech comes to an end, one of the most impactful takeaways for me has been how a shared vision and strategic partnerships can help change the landscape for women studying science, technology, engineering or math in Indiana.



Company Name:
Confirm Email:
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections


  • Most Popular Stories

    • Walmart Details Crawfordsville Layoffs

      Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has announced plans to reduce its workforce at the Walmart Optical Lab in Crawfordsville. In a notice to the state, the company did not provide a reason for the reduction, but said 108 employees will be out of work by the end of September.

    • EnCom Polymers Investing in Evansville

      Evansville-based EnCom Polymers Inc. is bringing custom plastic production in-house. The company says it will invest nearly $15 million into acquiring the facility it currently leases, investing in new equipment and adding as many as 56 employees by 2021. EnCom Polymers also plans to add four production lines, a testing laboratory and an injection molder. The company currently employs 14 in Vanderburgh County and says it will add 17 positions immediately.

    • Indy Tech Vet to Lead DePauw Center

      DePauw University has tapped an Indianapolis tech veteran to become a part of its leadership team. Steve Fouty, who most recently served as chief financial officer of ClusterTruck in Indy, has been named director of the McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship on the Greencastle campus.

    • MainGate to Manage Purdue Merchandise

      Purdue University and Indianapolis-based MainGate are teaming up on athletic and school merchandise. The agreement involves sales on the West Lafayette campus, online through and as the university's official wholesale products provider. MainGate's other current merchandise partners include...

    • Caesars now owns Indiana Grand in Shelbyville and Hoosier Park in Anderson.

      Acquisition of Indiana Racinos Complete

      Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment Corp. (Nasdaq: CZR) has completed its $1.7 billion acquisition of Centaur Holdings LLC in Indianapolis. The deal adds Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson and Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville to Caesars' portfolio. The company says it will invest $50 million into various property improvements and IT upgrades at both facilities. Caesars says it plans to add table games to both properties, pending necessary approvals.