AM General showcases innovative BRV-O JLTV and right-hand drive HMMWV at the 2012 AUSA Annual Meeting & Expo

AM General LLC will be represented at AUSA in part by the innovative Blast Resistant Vehicle - Off Road (BRV-O) Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) that won a $64.5 million contract, one of three awarded by the U.S. Army for the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development phase of the JLTV program. Based on more than a decade of AM General investments in research, development and testing, BRV-O epitomizes the ideal balance of protection, performance and payload; off-road mobility; transportability; reliability; and affordability through mature systems.

For the first time, AM General also will exhibit its new Ground Mobility Vehicle (GMV) specifically designed for rapidly deployable forces. The GMV 1.1 leverages the company’s many years of experience supplying and supporting the current HMMWV-based GMV for the U.S. Government. With extraordinary mobility, performance and transportability (including CH/MH-47 internally transportable), AM General’s innovative GMV 1.1 goes faster and farther using less fuel—and navigates more difficult terrain—than any other vehicle of its size available today. At the same time, it is highly reliable and affordable through the use of proven technology, cost-effective manufacturing, and low life-cycle costs.

AM General’s global reach, will be exemplified at the AUSA Expo by a new right-hand drive version of the HMMWV, re-engineered for the 70-plus countries where vehicles are driven on the left side of the road. This is one of three new internationally focused HMMWV models the company now is offering, aiming to expand beyond the 53 foreign countries already operating HMMWVs in their security forces. Further highlighting the company’s worldwide footprint, AM General subject matter experts will be on hand to discuss ongoing global initiatives that range from providing genuine Original Equipment Manufacturer parts and components; to offering supply chain management, equipment and driver training, and field service support.

AM General’s diversification into the commercial automotive sector will be highlighted at the Expo by the MV-1 wheelchair accessible mobility vehicle. Both gasoline and compressed natural gas versions of the MV-1 are being produced for the Vehicle Production Group using AM General’s skilled workforce and a state-of-art commercial assembly plant in Indiana that previously assembled the HUMMER H2 for General Motors. The Americans with Disabilities Act compliant MV-1 is the first vehicle designed from the ground up based on inputs from wheelchair users.

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