M1151 Up-Armored HMMWV

Iraq Apathetic to U.S. Equipment Offer

The Iraqi government has accepted only a fraction of fighting vehicles the U.S. has offered to provide it, indicating leaders in Baghdad desperately holding their country together amid the Islamic State group onslaught may be trying to appease multiple masters. Amid the rise of the Islamic State group late last year, U.S. News reported the […]

AM General Awarded $373 Million to Produce 2,082 HMMWVs for Iraq, Lebanon, Tunisia, Others

AM General, South Bend, Indiana was awarded a $372,936,476 firm-fixed-price multi-year foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan, Iraq, Kenya, Lebanon, Ukraine, Tunisia) with options for 2,082 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWVs) and contractor unique spare parts. Work will be performed in Mishawaka, Indiana with an estimated completion date of April 29, 2016. Bids were solicited […]

Islamic State Shows Off ‘Spoils of War’ From Recent Battles Near Fallujah

The Islamic State released footage showcasing recent fighting in the town of Karmah which sits just east of Fallujah. The video, which is over ten minutes long, is produced by the jihadist group’s Wilayat al Fallujah, its administrative division for the area. The video features heavy gunfights between Iraqi Security Forces and jihadists. Several technicals […]

Army Works To Sustain Iraqi Equipment

Three years after the US Army’s departure from Iraq, in which much of its gear was handed over to the Iraqis, Army Materiel Command (AMC) has returned to find that the equipment was not sustained in the same manner as the US Army would have, according to the Army’s most senior logistics official. Gen. Dennis […]

AM General Wins $32 Million to Supply 160 Up-Armored Humvees to Iraq

AM General LLC, South Bend, Indiana, was awarded a $32,109,715 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Iraq) contract for 160 M1151A1B1 High Mobility Multi Purpose Wheeled Vehicles. Work will be performed in South Bend, Indiana, with an estimated completion date of June 12, 2015.  One bid was solicited with one received.  Fiscal 2010 other procurement funds in […]

Embassy: Lebanon Receives US Artillery, Ammunition

The Lebanese army received a shipment of US weapons on Sunday to help in the fight against jihadists who have staged incursions from Syria, an embassy official told AFP. “The Lebanese military received 72 M198 power supply (howitzers), and more than 25 million rounds of artillery, mortar and rifle ammunition,” the official said on condition […]

State Department Approves $579 Million Sale of 1000 Up-Armored Humvees for Iraq

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for M1151A1 Up-Armored High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $579 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government […]

State Department Approves $600 Million Package to Supply Spare Parts to Iraq

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for a Foreign Military Sales Order II (FMSO II) to provide funds for blanket order requisitions, under a Cooperative Logistics Supply Agreement (CLSSA) and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $600 million. The Defense Security […]

Washington’s Bad Military Bets in the Middle East

Last month, the Houthis took over Yemen, delivering a blow to Washington’s counterterrorism strategy, which held out Yemen as one of the few bright spots in an otherwise chaotic Middle East. Adding insult to injury, as Washington took steps to shutter its embassy earlier this month, the Houthis took all U.S. embassy vehicles parked at […]