AM General To Showcase New Armored Vehicles At AUSA 2013

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  • 08:37 AM, October 18, 2013
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AM General will showcase diverse Family of Light Tactical Vehicles and training operations at the 2013 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting & Exposition 2013.

The next generation U.S. Army and Marine Corps vehicles named Off road (BRV-O) Joint Light Tactical Vehicle will be at display at the AUSA booth-- the new Blast Resistant Vehicle.

Last year, the U.S. Government selected AM General's JLTV proposal for a $64.5 million Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) phase contract.  In August, company delivered 22 BRV-Os and associated trailers ahead of schedule to the U.S. Government for a full complement of testing in the EMD phase.  Unconditionally accepted, these 22 vehicles included a 4-seat variant Combat Tactical Vehicle in three different configurations and a 2-seat variant Combat Support Vehicle that enables different mission roles across the full spectrum of military operations.

Another AM General's innovative Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1 (GMV) solution will be showcased, specifically designed to be deployed quickly from inside a C/MH- 47 / CH-53 helicopter.

The GMV 1.1 is a platform that meets specific operational requirements by incorporating a variety of Government Furnished Equipment to enable mission success. Its 70 -percent parts commonality with the current HMMWV significantly reduces Operations and Support costs for parts, maintenance and training at a time of increasing pressure on defense budgets.

AM General will demonstrate vehicle enhancement program named Modernized HMMWV Chassis is designed for HMMWVs that will continue to be in the U.S. and international military fleets for 30-plus years.

AM General's modernized chassis has been upgraded after 10 years of R&D investment to support heavier vehicle operating weights, thereby increasing payload capacity at the same time as providing full crew protection with modular and scaleable kitted armor. Additionally, the upgraded cooling system provides higher cooling capacity to ensure the HMMWV will meet or exceed all operational requirements at a heavier operating weight and in significantly higher temperature environments.  These improvements have resulted in not only a more capable vehicle, but also a more durable and reliable one.

The AM General AUSA booth will also feature a 180 -degree,  three-channel plasma screen, On/Off road Light Tactical Vehicle Simulator creating  an immersive driving environment that combines the look and feel of our Light Tactical Vehicle traveling through a variety of tactical military missions and adverse weather conditions.  The driving scenarios used in this highly interactive simulator are currently being used to train U.S. and international customers at the AM General Light Tactical Vehicle Training Center, located in South Bend, Ind. In addition to a driving simulator, the AM General Training Center features a 320-acre off-road training course, classrooms for interactive instruction and hands-on equipment technical training bays.   

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