AM General to recapitalize U.S. National Guard HMMWVs
SOUTH BEND, Ind. U.S. Army tasks AM General to recapitalize High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) under a $51.3 million contract. The company will utilize its Public Private Partnership (PPP) program with the Red River Army Depot (RRAD) to deliver mission-capable, like-new M1152 and M1165 HMMWV variants.
The current program will recapitalize existing U.S. National Guard assets. Selected vehicles will be disassembled at RRAD, go through a rigorous initial inspection, and modified in accordance with the recapitalization requirements. The recapitalized vehicle bodies will then ship to AM General’s Mishawaka Manufacturing Campus, where they will be mated to a new production rolling chassis.
The resulting product is a modernized HMMWV with automotive improvements including substantial increase in overall vehicle reliability, improved steering geometry for maneuverability, and increased-capacity 4L85E transmission, improved front mounted HVAC system, addition of Antilock Braking System and Electronic Stability Control, and an improved powertrain cooling system.