South Bend-based AM General LLC has landed a $356 million contract. The U.S. Department of Defense deal involves nearly 1,700 Humvees for the Afghanistan National Army and Police.
The assembly work will be performed at the plant in Mishawaka. It is expected to be complete by the end of July in 2017.
Chief Executive Officer Andy Hove says "this contract announcement reinforces AM General’s position as the global leader in Light Tactical Vehicles. Our international partners continue to rely on us to meet the most diverse range of mission capabilities offered by the most adaptable, affordable Light Tactical Vehicles on the planet. We pride ourselves on developing and delivering these solutions to our customers with the speed, efficiency, and reliability only our company can offer."
The company says demand throughout the world for new and remanufactured light tactical vehicles, parts and training "is as strong today as ever."
To date, the company has produced and serviced over 300,000 such vehicles in some 60 countries. In addition to Humvees, the operations in Mishawaka also produce the Mercedes-Benz R-Class.