HUMVEE Production To Continue

by: Matthew Potter
May 12, 2010

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The U.S. Army made some waves earlier this year when they said that they would no longer buy any more HUMVEE vehicles. This ubiquitous jeep replacement has been made in the thousands over the last thirty years. The Army’s decision was based on the fact that the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) replacement program is supposed to go into production in the next two years and their needs have been met partly due to the fact that losses of HUMVEE vehicles were less then estimated in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The decision by the Army was met with some concern by AM General where the HUMVEE is made. It is in production for the other services and that will continue for the time being. In some good news for the company an order was placed recently for five hundred of the vehicles. This is worth over $50 million in value.

There is nothing wrong with the basic HUMVEE but the JLTV will incorporate lessons from current operations by having better integrated armor and some protection against the IED and mine threat.

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