AM General contract Humvee M1151A1B1 M1152 Iraq army 10105173

Defense & Security News - Iraq
 
AM General contract to deliver 200 Humvee to Iraq including M1151A1B1 and M1152 variants.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on April 27, 2017 that it had awarded a contract to AM General LLC for the procurement of over 200 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), to be supplied to the Iraqi government.
     
The U.S. Department of Defense announced on April 27, 2017 that it had awarded a contract to AM General LLC for the procurement of over 200 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs), to be supplied to the Iraqi government.
Humvee model M1151A1B1 of Iraqi army

     
The contract, worth $41.6 million, covers the procurement of 134 M1151A1B1 and 72 M1152 HMMWVs. Work will be performed in South Bend, Indiana. The contract is expected to be fulfilled by September 30, 2017.

In April 2017, US State department has approved $295.6 million worth military equipment sale including 4,400 assault rifles, 46 machine guns and 36 Humvee vehicles to Iraq.

The sale is intended to outfit two peshmerga infantry brigades and two support artillery battalions, which will operate under the Kurdistan Regional Governments Ministry of Peshmerga (KRG MOP) with the concurrence of the central government, according a statement from the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

The M1151 Humvee is an Expanded Capacity Armament Carrier IAP/Armor Ready HMMWV. Designed as an armament carrier. The M1151A1B1 is an M1151A1 Humvve with optional "B" armour kit which provides gapless mine and ballistic protection when combined with the “A” armour kit.

The M1152A1 HMMWV (Humvee) is an improved cargo/troop carrier configuration of the HMMWV family with Integrated Armor Protection, used primarily to transport personnel, but could also be used as a shelter carrier.

It is a two-man vehicle used primarily to transport personnel, but can also be used as a shelter carrier. The M1152 provides superior troop protection and is capable of carrying up to eight passengers under the Armor Troop Carrier or Troop Seat options.
 

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