U.S. Army orders HMMWV ECV lightweight battlefield vehicles and vetronics in $732.7 million deal

Aug. 26, 2022
Compared to the original HMMWV, the ECV variant has improved brakes, suspension, cooling system, a more powerful engine, and increased payload.

WARREN, Mich. – U.S. Army land warfare experts needed affordable lightweight armored vehicles for surveillance, reconnaissance, medical, and similar applications. They found their solution from AM General LLC in South Bend, Ind.

Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Mich., announced a $732.7 million order to AM General this week for production of High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle Expanded Capacity Vehicle (HMMWV ECV) variants.

The HMMWV ECV and its vetronics is the 4th generation design of the HMMWV, and is one of the primary light tactical ground vehicles for command and control, troop transport, light cargo transport, shelter carrier, towed weapons prime mover, and weapons platform throughout all areas of the battlefield.

In many applications the HMMWV has been replaced with the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), yet Army leaders still have a pressing need for light battlefield vehicles, which the HMMWV ECV is designed to fill.

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Compared to the original HMMWV, the ECV variant has improved brakes, suspension, cooling system, a more powerful EPA-compliant engine, increased payload, improved corrosion prevention, and access panels to facilitate maintenance.

The HMMWV Modification Program restores payload and performance to extend the service life and enhance the durability of those ECVs not replaced by JLTV out to 2030.

Army experts accomplish this by evaluating solutions based on cost, weight, performance, and durability to provide drop-in solutions as upgraded component kits that can be installed in the field or at Army depots.

On this order AM General will do the work at locations to be determined with each order, and should be finished by the end of 2024. For more information contact AM General online at www.amgeneral.com, or the Army Contracting Command-Detroit Arsenal at https://acc.army.mil/contractingcenters/acc-dta.

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