SOUTH BEND – Specialty vehicle maker AM General has landed a military contract valued at $800 million.
The company said Sept. 17 U.S. Army Contracting Command awarded it with a five-year-requirements contract to manufacture up to 2,800 M997A3 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Ambulances. The total value of the contract, if all options are exercised, is approximately $800 million.
“AM General continues to support the warfighter’s needs by delivering high-quality M997A3 ambulances based off our modernized, proven, rugged, all-terrain HMMWV’s,” said Chris Vanslager, AM General executive vice president, US Defense. “We understand the importance of being able to reliably and safely transport the wounded within operational areas on the battlefield to medical aid stations and are proud that the M997A3 can fulfill this critical mission.”
As the prime contractor and in partnership with Rock Island Arsenal, AM General will provide production parts suppliers, chassis and shelter production, and integrated vehicle testing. AM General will procure all system materials and parts, manufacture the chassis and body structure before shipping the integrated chassis system to Rock Island Arsenal where the ambulance shelter will be manufactured and assembled into the final product.
AM General said the first M997A3 ambulance deliveries are scheduled for spring 2019.
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