AM General Wins $562 Million for HMMWV Ambulances
AM General was awarded a U$562,478,542 hybrid (cost and firm-fixed-price) contract for the procurement of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) ambulances. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of 13 March 2024.
The US Army Contracting Command awarded the contract to the company to manufacture an estimated quantity of up to 2,800 new M997A3 HMMWV Ambulances.
“AM General continues to support the warfighter’s needs by delivering high-quality M997A3 ambulances based off our modernized, proven, rugged, all-terrain HMMWVs,” said Chris Vanslager, AM General Executive Vice President, US Defense. “We understand the importance of being able to reliably and safely transport the wounded within operational areas on the battlefield to medical aid stations and are proud that the M997A3 can fulfill this critical mission.”
As the prime contractor and, in partnership with Rock Island Arsenal, AM General will deliver quality and consistency in the M997A3 HMMWV ambulance manufacturing process by applying its Quality Management System across the entire enterprise which includes production parts suppliers, chassis and shelter production, and integrated vehicle testing. The company will procure all system materials and parts, manufacture the chassis and body structure before shipping the integrated chassis system to Rock Island Arsenal where the ambulance shelter will be manufactured and assembled into the final product.
The first M997A3 ambulance deliveries are scheduled for Q2 2019.