Afghan Forces Getting More HMMWVs, 2010-Present
Afghan forces have been ordering HMMWV vehicles from the US government, in order to equip their growing forces. That in itself is no revelation. Even before the 2010 order, the ANA already used up-armored Humvees. It’s the scale of recent orders that’s worth noting. If financed by the Afghan government, the 2010 order alone would represent about 85% of Afghanistan’s 2009/10 security budget all by itself, and about 41% of all domestic revenue, per the Ministry of Finance’s 2008-13 strategic plan [PDF].
Announced contracts to date include:
Contracts & Key Events
Technically, US Army TACOM in Warren, MI buys the vehicles from AM General LLC in South Bend, IN, then hands them over to Afghanistan’s government, per the standard Foreign Military Sale framework. This is not really an American HMMV order, however, and so it is not included in our coverage of US military orders in 2009-2010.
July 25/11: A $195.2 million firm-fixed-price contract modification will deliver 808 HMMWVs of various models and 744 armored troop enclosures to Afghanistan as an FMS sale. Work will be performed in Mishawaka, IN, with an estimated completion date of Feb 29/12. One bid was solicited, with one bid received (W56HZ V-10-C-0405).
Aug 13/10: The Pentagon announced a firm-fixed-price contract for 2,526 M1152A1 HMMWVs with area troop enclosures and the B2 up-armoring kit [PDF], on behalf of the Afghan police force and Afghan National Guard. The estimated face value is $619 million, the current equivalent of AFA 28.3 billion. Work is to be performed in South Bend, IN with an estimated completion date of Dec 31/13. One bid was solicited with one bid received by the US Army TACOM in Warren, MI (W56HZV-10-C-0405).