AM General Vehicles & Components
The High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle has been the mainstay truck of the U.S. military since 1985. One platform with multiple mission roles replaced numerous military vehicles and has proved itself as the most versatile, dependable and mobile tactical wheeled vehicle in the world. More than 65 combat and combat support systems have been fielded on HMMWVs. AM General has produced more than 281,000 HMMWVs for the U.S. and more than 50 friendly international forces.
In 1999, AM General incorporated a wholly-owned subsidiary called General Engine Products LLC (GEP) and constructed a new plant in Franklin, Ohio, to build 6.5-liter diesel engines. GEP supplies service engines to General Motors' Service Parts Operation and builds engines for AM General's use, as well as for other customers.
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The new BRV-O represents more than a decade of AM General investment in research, development and testing for this next-generation U.S. Army and Marine Corps vehicle. In August 2012, the U.S. Government selected AM General's JLTV proposal for a $64.5 million Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase contract. In August 2013, AM General delivered 22 BRV-Os and associated trailers ahead of schedule to the U.S. Government for a full complement of testing in the EMD phase. Unconditionally accepted, these 22 vehicles included a 4-seat variant Combat Tactical Vehicle in three different configurations and a 2-seat variant Combat Support Vehicle that enables different mission roles across the full spectrum of military operations.
The Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 (GMV)
Utilizing groundbreaking technologies for greater performance and mission flexibility, AM General's innovative GMV 1.1 solution for domestic and international rapidly deployable forces demonstrates unmatched power and mobility and is specifically designed to be deployed quickly from inside a C/MH- 47 / CH-53 helicopter. The GMV 1.1 is a platform that meets specific operational requirements by incorporating a variety of Government Furnished Equipment to enable mission success. Its 70 -percent parts commonality with the current HMMWV significantly reduces Operations and Support costs for parts, maintenance and training at a time of increasing pressure on defense budgets.
Modernized HMMWV Chassis
This vehicle enhancement program is designed for HMMWVs that will continue to be in the U.S. and international military fleets for 30-plus years. AM General's modernized chassis has been upgraded after 10 years of R&D investment to support heavier vehicle operating weights, thereby increasing payload capacity and at the same time providing full crew protection with modular and scalable kitted armor. Additionally, the upgraded cooling system provides higher cooling capacity to ensure the HMMWV will meet or exceed all operational requirements at a heavier operating weight and in significantly higher temperature environments. These improvements have resulted in not only a more capable vehicle, but also a more durable and reliable one.
The Right Hand Drive (RHD)
The Right Hand Drive vehicle, developed by AM General's engineering and design team, brings with it the same unsurpassed performance, mobility, reliability and quality that has made HMMWV Family of Vehicles famous across the globe. Strict Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) processes throughout development have resulted in the best right hand drive light tactical vehicle available today. The HMMWV is already the core light tactical vehicle of every U.S. armed service and is employed by the military forces of more than 50 other nations. The HMMWV RHD Family of Vehicles gives additional international customers the opportunity to integrate the HMMWV into their defense and security forces and take advantage of its versatility, affordability, and ease of maintenance.
Modernized Light Tactical Vehicle (MLTV)
The Modernized Light Tactical Vehicle is equipped with NATO and European Standard EN-level armor protection that is scalable to meet differing mission requirements. Its adaptable and scalable armor protection is tailorable to meet specific mission requirements. The MLTV is equipped with a best-in-class, fuel-efficient engine with high horsepower-to-weight ratio, matched with a durable transmission for extreme off-road capabilities. Its chassis and suspension systems are optimized to provide maximum payloads for armor protection and combat/combat support systems.