The most common vehicle operated by the U.S. military is the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle, or Humvee. There are some 110,000 in the U.S. Army alone. More than 60 foreign militaries operate around 250,000 Humvees. There is a plan to replace a portion of the U.S. Humvee fleet with the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle. The U.S. Army and Marine Corps want to buy some 54,000 JLTVs over the next 25 years. But even then, the Army and Marine Corps will operate more Humvees than JLTVs for the next quarter century, at least. What should they do with its very large and very young fleet of Humvees? AM General has a number of cool ideas for adding capabilities to its residual Humvee fleet. I have written about these options for Defense News here.
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