AM General to Showcase Diverse International Offerings at IDEX 2015

Multi-Role Light Tactical Vehicle, High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Chassis Upgrades and Services/Support Business Highlighted

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 20, 2015 / PRNewswire – AM General, the global leader in design, manufacture and support of light tactical military vehicles, will showcase its innovation, global reach and diversification at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) tradeshow held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Feb. 22 – 26, 2015, Booth 03-B07 in the U.S. Pavilion.

“AM General is proud to display its diverse range of innovative products and services at IDEX 2015,” said AM General Vice President, Business Development, Larry Platt. “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.”

AM General Exhibit Highlights:

Multi-Role Light Tactical Vehicle (MLTV) – The Multi-Role Light Tactical Vehicle (MLTV), is a sixth generation HMMWV. It has an improved suspension system, a more robust chassis, and can survive significant threats–both ballistics and blasts on the body, underbody, as well as on the sides of the vehicle body. The MLTV incorporates all of AM General’s expertise and experience in designing, developing and manufacturing light tactical vehicles and delivers it in an outstanding package. It is a bigger vehicle. The company’s expertise in armor protection, powertrains, chassis, suspensions, systems integration and life-cycle sustainment allows it to meet and support the unique LTV requirements our global customers demand at an affordable price. What AM General has done with the HMMWV is evolve and improve it during its more than 25 years of service. ..taking lessons learned from the battlefield and the commercial automotive industry. All of the experiences AM General has gained from designing and producing hundreds of thousands of Light Tactical Vehicles — the battlefield experiences, the innovative developments built into the vehicle from the commercial automotive sector, have been incorporated into the cost-effective, dependable Multi-Role Light Tactical Vehicle or MLTV.

High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Chassis Upgrades – AM General offers a wide variety of services to its international customers.  These services range from continuing to supply parts in support of existing vehicles to tailoring upgrades and modernization programs that are based on the specific needs of each country.  These modernization efforts can range from country specific fleet surveys that recommend a set of services or component upgrades… through offering a complete modernization program that will bring earlier HMMWVs to a configuration on par with new vehicles.  The modernized 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 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 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.  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. These improvements have resulted in not only a more capable vehicle, but also a more durable and reliable one.

Services Parts and Logistics Operations – AM General 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. AM General has shipped millions of certified line-item parts worldwide for HMMWV fleets in 21 nations in addition to U.S. armed forces.  The company has also provided specialized instruction to more than 3,200 international students from 12 countries and has deployed its field service representatives to 23 countries.

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AM General designs, engineers, manufactures, supplies and supports specialized vehicles for commercial and military customers. AM General has more than five decades of experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states.

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