South Bend-based AM General, a maker of specialized military and commercial vehicles, has landed another major contract from the U.S. military.
The U.S. Army Contracting Command placed an order with the company for 648 M997A3 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Ambulances, valued at $185 million.
“Our commitment to the warfighter’s safety and success in the battlefield drives the continuous improvement in our vehicle systems,” said Chris Vanslager, AM General executive vice president, US Defense. “We are excited to field additional orders and build upon our already strong partnership with the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center at Rock Island Arsenal to provide modernized, rugged and capable HMMWV ambulances.”
As part of its public-private partnership with the Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (JMTC) at Rock Island Arsenal, AM General will begin providing the first chassis systems to JMTC this spring, where the ambulance shelter fabrication and final assembly will take place.
The first ambulance deliveries are scheduled for later this summer, the company said.
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