|By PR Newswire||
|February 17, 2013 01:00 AM EST||
-- Modernized Light Tactical Vehicle, World Debut of Company's Civilian Series HUMVEE Kit; International 205 hp Engine Upgrade and Services Business Highlighted
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AM General, a 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. 17 - 21, 2013, booth 03-B07 in the U.S. Pavilion.
"IDEX 2013 is an exceptional venue for AM General to display its diverse range of innovative products and services," said AM General Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategy, Tom Douglas. "As we continue to expand and strengthen our partnerships in the region, 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:
Modernized Light Tactical Vehicle (MLTV) - A testament to the more than 50 years of Light Tactical Vehicle innovation and evolution to meet the unique requirements of our global customer base, the MLTV provides a superior advantage to customers who demand a cost-effective, dependable tactical 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.
Civilian (C) - Series HUMVEE - The AM General Civilian (C) -Series HUMVEE kit will make its world debut at IDEX 2013. The company recently announced the launch of this new program to sell civilian HUMVEE kits comprised of certain military-style HUMVEE body and chassis components minus the powertrain. The HUMVEE C-Series Kit will offer the best in industry mobility technology with a host of off-road ready options, including AM General's Central Tire Inflation System, electronic locking differentials, hardened doors and others.
International 205 hp Upgrade Option - AM General's International 205 Upgrade Option for the M1100 series HMMWV family of vehicles increases the HMMWV's horsepower by ten percent, engine torque by fifteen percent and substantially increases vehicle payload. The International 205 Upgrade Option performance components include the 205 Optimzer 6500 V-8 diesel engine and the higher load capacity 4L85 automatic transmission with tuned control module. Also included are improved brakes, a large, single front-mounted air conditioning condenser, higher geared engine fan drive and a new suspension package.
The 205 Upgrade option package performed flawlessly in a ten-day operational test in the Empty Quarter of the Arabia desert where temperatures routinely exceeded 50 degrees Celsius. This test confirmed, in one of the harshest environments in the world, that the new International 205 Upgrade Option outshines the competition in performance and durability.
Services Parts and Logistics Operations (SPLO) – 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. In the past year, AM General has shipped more than 4.7 million 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.
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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