ExpoDefensa 2019: AM General continues to market HUMVEE tactical vehicles in Latin America
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American Company AM General continues to offer its full range of HUMVEE tactical vehicles family for Latin America armed forces at ExpoDefensa 2019, the International Defense and Security Exhibition in Bogota, Colombia. The high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee) is a tactical vehicle designed and produced in the United States by the Company AM General.
AM General HUMVEE of Colombian Naval Infantry Unit at ExpoDefensa 2019, International Defense and Security Exhibition in Bogota, Colombia. (Picture source Army Recognition)
The HUMVEE is one of the most popular tactical vehicles in the world, and AM General is expanding with increased international sales of HMMWVs and the need to modernize and maintain more than 160,000 HMMWVs still employed by the U.S. armed forces, including the National Guard.
AM General is a world leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing, and support of Light Tactical Vehicles. More than 60 nations employ the iconic High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or Humvee®) in their military and homeland security forces, and the numbers are rising.
Internationally, AM General is the premier provider of Light Tactical Vehicle solutions, with more than 230,000 HMMWVs currently in use in more than 60 countries worldwide. For nearly 30-years the HMMWVs have been in continuous production and have proven to be the vehicle of choice for a wide range of geographic and mission profiles. It remains an innovative, cost-effective mobility solution, tailored to client needs. Included in the roster of its more than 60 global customers are Iraq and Afghanistan, where AM General has been at the forefront in supporting the U.S. in its mission to establish strong and mobile local forces.
According to military sources, Colombian armed forces have a total of 800 HUMVEE including different variants as the M1151A1 and M1152A1 that were presented on the booth of the Colombian Navy at ExpoDefensa 2019, the International Defense and Security Exhibition in Bogota, Colombia.
The M1151 is an Expanded Capacity Armament Carrier IAP/Armor Ready HMMWV. Designed as an armament carrier, the M1151 provides for the mounting and firing of various weapons systems that are ring-mounted with a 360 degree-arc of fire, while also offering an optional Gunners Protection Kit and Manual Traversing Unit.
The M1152A1 HMMWV (Humvee) is an improved cargo/troop carrier configuration of the HMMWV family, used primarily to transport personnel, but could also be used as a shelter carrier. The M1152 is an Expanded Capacity Enhanced IAP/Armor Ready cargo/ troop carrier/utility vehicle. The M1152 can carry up to eight passengers with the Armor Troop Enclosure or Troop Seat option. It can be configured in ambulance version.