- Date 19 Jul 2022
The United States Army awards Ricardo over 18.9million USD towards the life-saving Antilock Brake System/Electronic Stability Control (ABS/ESC) retrofit kit.
The United States Army has awarded Ricardo’s Defense business unit, located in Michigan, over 18.9million USD to deliver additional Antilock Brake System/Electronic Stability Control (ABS/ESC) retrofit kits to improve the safety of operation of the US Army’s High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV).
In addition to those retrofit kits Ricardo has previously delivered, this contract award will improve safety on fielded vehicles in the US Army’s enduring HMMWV fleet. Additionally, more than 7,000 new production or recapitalized HMMWV vehicles have been delivered to the US Army with Ricardo’s integrated ABS/ESC technology following the Army’s mandate of the Ricardo system on all new production HMMWVs. In 2019, the Army provisioned Ricardo’s ABS/ESC retrofit kit into the national stock system for application of vehicles produced prior to 2019 that are slated to remain in the Army’s enduring fleet through 2040.