AM General has completed the production of 22 vehicles subject to evaluation under a $64.5 million contract of the U.S. Army and Marine Corps that aims to develop joint light tactical vehicles to replace the Humvee.
The blast resistant vehicle- off road units delivered earlier than scheduled were built with customizable platforms for various missions and an armored crew capsule that is currently being tested, AM General said August 14.
All work to assemble the BRV-O was performed at the company“™s Indiana facility.
AM General has spent more than 50 years designing and supplying the U.S Army and Marine Corps with military vehicles according to John C. Ulrich, AM General executive vice president and chief operating officer.
The BRV-O program aims to provide a vehicle that would address the military“™s needs for light automobiles that have tactical and mission capabilities, Ulrich added.
According to AM General, the BRV-O was designed to provide an open architecture C4ISR backbone that can adapt to changes in line with specific mission requirements and offer soldiers with a cost-effective and lightweight vehicle.
It aims to support the joint JLTV program of the Army and Marine Corps that seeks to acquire multifunctional automobiles and trailers that can protect personnel as well as ensure connectivity during operations.