AM General showcases its innovative vehicle solutions, global reach and diversification at booth 01-C20 in the U.S. Pavilion.

IDEX 2017 is an excellent venue for AM General to display its diverse range of innovative products and services,” AM General Executive Vice President, International Defense, Larry Platt, said. “As the company continues to expand and strengthen its partnerships in the region and around the globe, we will use this opportunity to engage current and potential customers, listen to their unique needs and offer them the most innovative, affordable mobility solutions available today to meet their demands.”

Making its world premiere at IDEX 2017, the Multi-Purpose Truck (MPT) is a commercial base 4x4 platform chassis truck (cab and chassis) with 8,391kg (18,500lbs) GVW and 2,359kg (5,200lbs) payload capacity engineered to serve the extreme-environment needs of energy, mining, industrial, and government customers around the world.

The MPT is engineered and designed based on existing and test-proven AM General components, Off-the-Shelf (OTS) AM General items, Commercial OTS (COTS) items from other commercial vehicles and Military COTS (M-COTS) items. The MPT was designed to allow customers to configure payload modules based on their needs. The Cab & Chassis Base Platform is the base vehicle configuration. MPT modules can be developed by the purchasing country’s engineering experts or, if needed, by AM General engineers.

Modules can include several applicable configurations utilising a 2-man cab. Other variants include the 2-man w/ Flat Bed, 2+6 Personnel Carrier, 4-man Base w/ Cargo box, and 9-Crew Capacity Vehicle.

Also making its international debut at IDEX 2017, the HMMWV/HAWKEYE Howitzer System incorporates advances in protection, payload, suspensions and life-cycle sustainment at an affordable price to meet the unique expeditionary requirements of global customers. It exemplifies the steady evolution of the HMMWV based on customer feedback, battlefield experiences, and innovation.

AM General is capable of tailoring upgrades and modernisation programmes that are based on the specific needs of each country. These modernisation efforts can range from country specific fleet surveys that recommend a set of services or component upgrades… through offering a complete modernisation program that will bring earlier HMMWVs to a configuration on par with new vehicles.

The modernised chassis is designed for HMMWVs that will continue to be in the US and international military fleets for 30-plus years. AM General’s modernised chassis has been upgraded after more than 10 years of Research and Development 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 armour. 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. Specific improvements include: 400-amp alternator; Enhanced air lift brackets; Front mounted AC condenser; heavy duty shocks; high capacity disc brakes; improved cooling with gear fan drive; reduced effort steering; increased load rated wheels; robust 3-piece frame rails; dedicated parking brake; rear differential improved cooling capacity.

AM General is capable of providing parts, service and training on all HMMWV configurations built over the last 30 years and currently in service. AM General builds most of the critical spare parts including engine, transmission and suspension components and AM General certified parts are available through our global parts provider Brighton Cromwell. Representatives will be on hand to discuss the company’s award-winning, worldwide supply chain management and field service support, dealer and technician training, advanced driver training and warranty support.

Key Features of the HMMWV/HAWKEYE Howitzer System include: Hybrid Soft Recoil technology allows weapon to be paired with AM General HMMWV; lightweight at less than 2,400lbs. (1,100kg); fires 360 degrees; direct fire scope is digital camera in conjunction with the digital fire control; most maintenance can be performed at unit level; electronically controlled elevation and azimuth work with digital fire control; growth potential for all features including a longer caliber cannon; and reduced maintenance costs due to efficient design. (Photo: Mönch/DPM)

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