“It’s exciting to be back Paris after a four-year hiatus. Eurosatory provides us with an excellent opportunity to engage with global clients and showcase our innovative solutions based on their unique needs,” said Jim Cannon, AM’s Chief Executive Officer and CEO. The Extenda Mk2 concept, two examples of how groundbreaking technology can be further customized and improved.”
Based on the battle-tested and proven HUMVEE vehicle platform, the HUMVEE Saber redefines survivability with 360-degree kinetic and blast protection in a truly lightweight tactical vehicle. For Eurosatory, AM General has partnered with Elta North America, to equip the vehicle with a mobile Counter Unmanned Aircraft System (C-UAS) designed to track, identify and deter/defeat various UAS while the vehicle is in motion. Additionally, the vehicle is equipped with MBrace®, an advanced occupant protection system by IMMI, to add head and neck protection during adverse events. Finally, the vehicle is also equipped with innovative electronics from ArmorWorks that allows for enhanced situational awareness with multiple terrain view options with thermal and infrared camera operation. Technology insertions by leading industry partners add higher levels of safety and survivability to an already rugged, mobile and highly protected light tactical vehicle.
The company also displays the versatility of Soft Recoil (SRT) technology, which is currently undergoing characterization testing by the US military and can be integrated into existing weapon systems and mounted on indigenous vehicles. AM General and Mandus Group have teamed up with Supacat to introduce the HMT Extenda Mk2 equipped with a 105mm light cannon containing SRT, transforming the vehicle into a deadlier mobile weapon system. The HMT Extenda MK2 is a lightweight tactical vehicle that can be simply and easily integrated into equipment, which provides crew and vehicle protection in a variety of theaters. Mounting the 105mm gun with SRT to the vehicle allows for a “shoot and trot” capability – it can quickly deploy, fire and move, increasing the survivability of counter-battery fire.
The HMT Extenda MK2 showcases the flexibility of the AM General /Mandus SRT and its ability to convert existing light vehicle platforms into self-propelled howitzer systems. Phil Applegardexplains the Supacat director, “The integration of the 105 mm light gun and the AM General / Mandus flexible recoil system on the Supacat HMT Extenda Mk2 converts the platform into a long-range artillery vehicle, offering increased mobility, avoiding static positions and Attractive counter-fire The ability to pull and maneuver without towing a trailer exists with Soft Recoil technology, protecting both crew and vehicle – that’s why we work with this technology. Protecting lives is at the heart of everything we do.
AM General representatives and our industry partners will be available to discuss not only the innovative vehicles on display, but also the wide variety of mobility solutions in their product portfolio, as well as provide detailed service information. engineering and logistics, award-winning global supply chain management, field support, and parts and equipment warranty.
About AM General
AM General designs, manufactures and services specialty vehicles for military and commercial customers. Their global presence of diverse product offerings in more than 70 countries uniquely positions them to enhance interoperability among Allies and build on their long-standing defense and automotive industry partnerships. AM General’s spirit of innovation delivers advanced, rugged, resilient and reliable mobility solutions that will get you moving. From the iconic HUMVEE vehicles to the next-generation HUMVEE Saber lightweight tactical truck that offers enhanced levels of protection and revolutionary soft recoil technology for mobile platforms, AM General strives to deliver continuous improvement that’s ready now. AM General has extensive experience in meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michiganand Ohio, and a strong supplier base that spans 43 states. For more information about AM General, visit www.amgeneral.com.
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