South Bend-based AM General LLC has been awarded a massive U.S. Army contract. The deal, worth nearly $430 million, involves production of Humvees designed for domestic disaster relief efforts.
The contract is estimated to be complete September 4, 2021.
The U.S. Department of Defense says AM General was the only contractor to bid on the work.
The multi-purpose ambulance vehicles will be used by the Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. AM General’s work force has varied in recent years, as U.S. and global military needs have changed along with transitioning battle zones in the Middle East, Afghanistan and beyond.
AM General Vice President, Programs and Business Development Chris Vanslager says "we are pleased to continue to support the active and future use of the more than 160,000 HMMWV’s currently in service as part of U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Reserves and National Guard fleets. This contract is yet another example of the ongoing critical operational need for the HMMWV and how AM General remains the unmatched leader in modernizing and maintaining the HMMWV fleet in the United States and around the world." He says this and other military contracts will ensure the vehicle will continue to be in service through 2050.
In July, AM General also secured a $373 million foreign military contract for sales in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Ukraine, Tunisia that included options for nearly 2,100 Humvees and spare parts.
The company has facilities in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, as well as connections to suppliers in 43 states.