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Afghan forces to receive 6,500 Humvees from US

Afghan forces to receive 6,500 Humvees from US

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Sep 23, 2017 - 14:24

KABUL (Pajhwok): An Indiana-based US firm has been awarded a $45.8 million contract for the procurement of 6,576 supplemental High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles for the Afghan forces.

A news item on the manufacturer's website, quoting the US Department of Defense, indicated the AM General was expected to complete the work by Aug. 31, 2018.

Announced on Thursday by the Department of Defense, the contract falls under foreign military sales and provides the expanded capacity M115 HMMWV.

The M115 HMMWV is a four-wheeled vehicle designed as a troop and weapons carrier, with modern variants capable of receiving a variety of armor upgrades and including a ring-turret for medium and heavy weapons such as machine guns, automatic grenade launchers and anti-tank weapons.

Other versions have been produced to serve as light cargo carriers, ambulances and command-and-control vehicles. It has served as the standard utility vehicle for the US military for decades and has been widely exported.

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