AM General announces $42 million in new, updated Humvee contracts in US, overseas


By: Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — AM General says it has received new and modified contracts totaling more than $42 million to build Humvees and parts for the military vehicle at its northern Indiana factory.

The contracts cover items including new production vehicles, international ambulance vehicles, automotive kits, spare parts and training.

AM General’s Mishawaka factory was passed over in August for a contract the Department of Defense awarded to Oshkosh Defense in Wisconsin. The $6.7 billion contract for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle is expected to support thousands of jobs.

The announcement comes on the heels of a $428 million contract AM General received last month from the Army to build Humvee ambulances for domestic disaster relief efforts by military units.