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Up-Armored High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle

What is it?
The up-armored high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) was developed to provide increased ballistic and blast protection, primarily for military police, special operations personnel, and contingency force use.  Selected as the Army's interim convoy protection platform, the up-armored HMMWV is currently delivered with additional door armor, gunner shield, gunner protection kits, and supplemental fragmentation kits.

What has the Army done?  
The Army met the Central Command Combatant Commander's requirements for 9,727 up-armored HMMWVs in July 2005.  Up-armored HMMWVs have been and will continue to be upgraded to maximize ballistic and blast protection for Soldiers. 

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?
The Army plans to continue upgrading and recapitalizing HMMWVs with the latest ballistic and blast protection.
 
Why is this important to the Army?
Soldiers deserve the best equipment available to accomplish the mission. HMMWVs will continue to be used in the Army for the foreseeable future and must be continually upgraded to ensure they meet the needs of our Soldiers.