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HUMVEEHMMWV, High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
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"I'm sure short term it hurt them to lose JLTV, but let's face it, the Humvee isn't going anywhere," said Dean Lockwood, a weapons systems analyst at Forecast International.
The company says that it will continue to build upon and expand further the range of adventurous, durable, rugged and time-tested quality products for its domestic and international Humvee fan base.
The official name given to this new model, High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, was shortened to HMMWV, which became Humvee and then, ultimately, Hummer.
The Army's Operational Test Command was testing a new "heavy load platform" that was carrying a Humvee when the incident occurred, Tom McCollum, a spokesman for Fort Bragg, said.
The JLTV, which is currently in low-rate initial production, is expected to replace some of the service's up-armored Humvees. A full-rate production decision is slated for December and fielding is scheduled for January 2019, he said.
The Humvee vehicles were equipped with communication devices and a number of bombs.
* The Humvee saw its first participation in a conflict during the US invasion of Panama in 1989.
Other advantages over the Humvee, he said, are reliability, payload capacity and ease of repair.
Oshkosh Corporation, formerly Oshkosh Truck, has been awarded a $6.7bn initial contract by the US military to replace its ageing HMMWVs, or Humvees, with 17,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV).
PM Haider al-Abadi says security forces lost 2,300 Humvee armored vehicles when ISIS overran the northern city of Mosul.
MANILA -- The Philippine Army will receive 23 M1152 Humvee ambulances on Monday to address the immediate medical needs of wounded troops on the battlefield prior to their transfer to medical facilities.