Army taps AM General for 300 Humvees

The U.S. Army awarded a $44.1 million contract modification to AM General LLC to produce 300 expanded-capacity high-mobility multi-purpose wheeled vehicles, commonly known as Humvees.

The South Bend, Ind., manufacturer can also deliver optional equipment under the terms of the contract modification, the Defense Department said Thursday. The department expects AM General to finish work by February 2023.

Humvees, also known as HMMWVs, have been in use since 1984. The U.S. military commonly contracts with AM General for their production.

Though the vehicles are commonly used in combat, the U.S. military is expected to replace them with Joint Light Tactical Vehicles by Oshkosh over concerns about their vulnerability to threats like improvised explosive devices.

Work locations and funding will be determined on an order-by-order basis, the Defense Department said.