Mishawaka, Ind. AM General is crossing their fingers and hoping that they get picked to provide the U.S. military with a next generation of light tactical vehicles.
After 12 months of work, the company delivered 22 prototype vehicles to the government ahead of schedule for testing in the latest round of the joint light tactical vehicle program for the Army and Marine Corps.
That vehicle entry is called the BRV-O and they were all built right here in Mishawaka, at AM General's assembly plant.
The Vice President of Programs and Business Development says these vehicles have improved mobility, protection for the crew and the communication connection for marines and soldiers.
He says this vehicle will fill the gap in the military’s light tactical vehicle fleet.
“Right now it’s all about delivering the best product for our soldiers and marines and that is what we have incorporated in the bravo deliver that war fighting capability that fills the gaps that right now exist,” explained Chris Vanslager.
Now, the government will spend the next 14 months testing these vehicles before they pick a winner.
AM General is competing against two other companies.
Once a selection is made, that company will start producing the vehicles over the next eight years.