Alcoa Defense Wins AM General Contract to Supply Lightweight, Strong Aluminum Armor Plate

(NEW YORK) -- Alcoa Defense announced today that it has won a contract with AM General to supply high performance, lightweight aluminum armor alloys for use on High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (Humvee) for deployment in Iraq and Afghanistan. The one-year contract begins this month. "Alcoa Defense is proud to partner with AM General to deliver the durability, mobility and reliability that the U.S. Army counts on," said Dave Dobson, president, Alcoa Defense. "Alcoa Defense products are lightweight, corrosion-resistant and superior to other materials, protecting soldiers and providing greater mobility."

Source: Alcoa
Date: Jan 15, 2007