AM General to Showcase Diverse International Offerings at DSEi 2013
Modernized Light Tactical Vehicle, International 205 hp Engine Upgrade and Services Business Highlighted
LONDON, Sept. 10, 2013– AM General, a global leader in design, manufacture and support of light tactical military vehicles, will showcase its innovation, global reach and diversification at the Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEi) tradeshow held at the ExCel London Exhibition CentreSept. 10 - 13, 2013, booth N4-420 in the U.S. Pavilion.
AM General Exhibit Highlights:
Modernized Light Tactical Vehicle (MLTV)- A testament to the more than 50 years of Light Tactical Vehicle innovation and evolution to meet the unique requirements of our global customer base, the MLTV provides a superior advantage to customers who demand a cost-effective, dependable tactical vehicle. The company’s expertise in armor protection, powertrains, chassis, suspensions, systems integration and life-cycle sustainment allows it to meet and support the unique LTV requirements our global customers demand at an affordable price.
International 205 hp Upgrade Option- AM General’s International 205 Upgrade Option for the M1100 series HMMWV family of vehicles increases the HMMWV’s horsepower by ten percent, engine torque by fifteen percent and substantially increases vehicle payload. The International 205 Upgrade Option performance components include the 205 Optimzer 6500 V-8 diesel engine and the higher load capacity 4L85 automatic transmission with tuned control module. Also included are improved brakes, a large, single front-mounted air conditioning condenser, higher geared engine fan drive and a new suspension package.
The 205 Upgrade option package performed flawlessly in a ten-day operational test in the Empty Quarter of the Arabia desert where temperatures routinely exceeded 50 degrees Celsius. This test confirmed, in one of the harshest environments in the world, that the new International 205 Upgrade Option outshines the competition in performance and durability.
Services Parts and Logistics Operations (SPLO)– AM General representatives will be on hand to discuss the company’s award-winning, worldwide supply chain management and field service support, dealer and technician training, advanced driver training and warranty support. In the past year, AM General has shipped more than 4.7 million certified line-item parts worldwide for HMMWV fleets in 21 nations in addition to U.S. armed forces. The company has also provided specialized instruction to more than 3,200 international students from 12 countries and has deployed its field service representatives to 23 countries.
AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for commercial and military customers. AM General has more than five decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states.