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AM General showcases M1165 HMMWV Special Operations variant in Brazil 20604171.

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International Defence and Security Exhibition
4 - 7 April 2017
Rio, Brazil
AM General LLC at LAAD 2017
AM General showcases M1165 HMMWV Special Operations variant in Brazil
AM General, the premiere “Global Vehicle Solutions Provider”, is showcasing its innovative vehicle solutions, global reach and diversification at the Latin America Aerospace and Defence (LAAD) tradeshow, April 4-7, 2017 at the Riocentro Exhibition & Convention Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

AM General M1165 HMMWV in Special Operations forces variant 
Many of the Light Tactical Vehicles AM General has developed for the U.S. military are available for export and the M1165 HMMWV is one such variant. Specifically configured for Special Operations forces, the M1165 is built for speed and provides protection for crew, weapons components and ammunition. The M1165 is expertly engineered to withstand the demanding requirements of special operation missions that necessitate increased payloads without sacrificing mobility, dependability or performance. Key features of the vehicle include:

- Robust design suitable for use in all weather conditions
- Payload ranges from 2,230 to 4,950 lbs. based on armor configuration and fragmentation kit
- Air transportable and droppable, and can be sling-loaded via helicopter
Two available armor kits:
- “A” kit, which can be factory installed
- Optional “B” kit, which provides ballistic and other protection when combined with the “A” kit
- Additional armor and fragmentation kits are field installable and removable to provide flexibility for missions that do not require heavy protection
- Equipped with an air-conditioning system to provide optimal crew comfort and increased mission readiness.

Also introduced to the Latin American market for the first time at LAAD 2017, the HMMWV/Hawkeye Howitzer System incorporates advances in protection, payload, suspensions and life-cycle sustainment at an affordable price to meet the unique expeditionary requirements of global customers. It exemplifies the steady evolution of the HMMWV based on customer feedback, battlefield experiences, and innovation. AM General representatives will be on-hand to discuss this innovative vehicle system.

The 105mm Mobile Weapon System (MWS) is the lightest weight at less than 1,100 kg, most highly maneuverable self-propelled howitzer in the world today. It fires 360 degrees and features direct fire scope, which is digital camera in conjunction with the digital fire control.

AM General is uniquely capable of tailoring upgrades and modernization programs that are based on the specific needs of each country. These modernization efforts can range from country specific fleet surveys that recommend a set of services or component upgrades… through offering a complete modernization program that will bring earlier HMMWVs to a configuration on par with new vehicles. The modernized chassis is designed for HMMWVs that will continue to be in the U.S. and international military fleets for 30-plus years. AM General’s modernized chassis has been upgraded after more than 10 years of Research and Development investment to support heavier vehicle operating weights, thereby increasing payload capacity at the same time as providing full crew protection with modular and scaleable kitted armor.

Additionally, the upgraded cooling system provides higher cooling capacity to ensure the HMMWV will meet or exceed all operational requirements at a heavier operating weight and in significantly higher temperature environments. Specific improvements include: 400-amp alternator; Enhanced air lift brackets; Front mounted AC condenser; heavy duty shocks; high capacity disc brakes; improved cooling with gear fan drive; reduced effort steering; increased load rated wheels; robust 3-piece frame rails; dedicated parking brake; rear differential improved cooling capacity.




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