Defense

Pentagon awards new contract to AM Basic for Humvee diesel engines


AM Basic, considered one of U.S. Military’s highest-volume automobile producers, was awarded a brand new contract for Excessive Mobility Multi-Goal Wheeled Automobile diesel engines.

The contract, from the Protection Logistics Company Land and Maritime and introduced on Friday, is valued at greater than $29 million.

“Location of efficiency is Indiana, with July 30, 2023, ordering interval finish date,” it stated in an announcement. “Utilizing navy service is the Military.”

That is the second Protection Logistics Company contract for HMMWV engines in July. The primary contract, introduced on 9 July by the Division of Protection, is value greater than $44 million.

The HMMWV, know additionally as Humvee, is a light-weight, extremely cellular, diesel-powered, four-wheel-drive tactical automobile that makes use of a typical chassis to hold all kinds of navy {hardware} starting from machine weapons to tube-launched, optically tracked, wire command-guided (TOW) anti-tank missile launchers.

The Humvee noticed widespread use within the Gulf Struggle of 1991, the place it navigated the treacherous desert terrain; this utilization helped to encourage civilian Hummer variations.