U.S. ignored Hummer military vehicle survivability deficiencies purchase 1746 again
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According to the French military “defense aerospace,” September 20, 2009 reported that the U.S. Department of Defense September 17, 2009, said AM General Corporation in the United States September 15, 2009 with the headquarters of the Army tanks and motor vehicles (TACOM) signed a value of $ 283 million fixed-price contract for U.S. forces to increase production 1746 “Hummer” vehicle. Under the contract, these “Hummer” vehicles will be located in the United States Indiana Mishawaka (Mishawaka) City, the AM General plant manufacturing company, is expected to be December 31, 2009 to complete a full production.
Although the “Hummer” vehicle in the payload and survivability limitations exist, but enhanced by improving the “Hummer” vehicle still has a lot of market competitiveness. To the U.S., for example, in 2008 and 2009 two years on many occasions to purchase a large number of “Hummer” vehicle. For example, May 2, 2008, 3216 to increase purchasing electronic attack (Electronic Attack, EA)-type “Hummer” vehicle, the total value of $ 522 million; May 14, 2008, purchased 1470 “Hummer” vehicle The total value of $ 188 million; January 2, 2009, purchased a 1698 armored-enhanced “Hummer” vehicle, the total value of $ 54.9 million; February 3, 2009, purchased 3401 “Hummer” vehicle, total value of 5.1078 billion. (Northern Science and Technology Information Institute Zhongchong Hui)