Northrop Grumman unveils Humvee modernization solution at AUSA 2014 1410141

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AUSA 2014
Association of the United States Army

AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
13 to 15 October 2014
Washington D.C., United States
 
Northrop Grumman at AUSA 2014
 
 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 08:50 PM
 
Northrop Grumman unveils Humvee modernization solution at AUSA 2014.
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) unveils its High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) modernization solution at the Association of the United States Army conference in Washington, D.C.
     
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) unveils its High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) modernization solution at the Association of the United States Army conference in Washington, D.C.
Northrop Grumman Humvee modernization solution at AUSA 2014, the Association of the United States Army conference and exhibition in Washington, D.C.
     

“The HMMWV has had an enduring role in the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps and across the international ground forces community for decades,” said Frank Simpkins, director, land forces programs, Northrop Grumman Technical Services. “By leveraging our customer mission and platform knowledge and assembling a best-in-class industry team, we believe Northrop Grumman has a tremendous offering that would appeal to every member of the global HMMWV community.”

Northrop Grumman partnered with Meritor Defense and Pratt & Miller Engineering on the solution, which extends the life of the HMMWV while significantly lowering sustainment costs and increasing fuel efficiency.

The concept is to use the existing cab of the standard Humvee fitted on a new chassis with new power train, transmission, transfer case. The project is led by Northrop Grumman in collaboration with companies Meritor and Pratt & Miller.

Northrop Grumman is able to deliver the kit in any part of the world, where the Humvees are deployed to perform the installation.

Currently, the program JLTV builds to replace the fleet of Humvee of U.S. army and Marine Corps is scheduled to come on line by 2019-2021, but the Humvees will continue to remain in service and need to be upgraded.

“By combining the latest commercially available technologies from the automotive industry with our company expertise in systems engineering and ground vehicle sustainment, we believe our HMMWV offering delivers great value to all HMMWV customers,” said Jeff Wood, director, vehicle modernization, Northrop Grumman Technical Services. “The benefit our solution provides to all global HMMWV fleets is an optimal balance between payload, performance and protection while lowering total life-cycle costs and delivering a platform that can once again effectively carry out myriad missions.”

 

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