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Alcoa Defense to Supply Aluminum Armor Kits to AM General.

Components Produced by Auburn, Ind., Facility

WASHINGTON -- Alcoa (NYSE NYSE

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: AA) announced today that it will supply aluminum armor kit components for AM General's Expanded Capacity High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV HMMWV High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV is a trademark of AM General LLC; aka HUMVEE, also a trademark of AM General LLC)  ECV ECV External Cephalic Version
ECV Enhanced Call Verification (ADT Alarm Services)
ECV Extracellular Volume
ECV Expanded Capacity Vehicle
ECV Electrical Cardioversion
ECV Expected Commercial Value
ECV Essential Climate Variable
). The aluminum kits increase vehicle occupant protection while improving the vehicle's mobility, dependability and performance.

"We look forward to strengthening our relationship with AM General by delivering innovative armor solutions for this critical program," said David Dobson David James Dobson (born 1965, Mississauga, Ontario) is a Canadian murderer who is currently serving a life sentence in a medium security federal penitentiary in Kingston, Ontario. , president, Alcoa Defense. "Alcoa supported AM General in the design of the original all-aluminum HMMWV more than 30 years ago, and we are excited to make the latest generation HMMWV ECV lighter, faster and stronger. We continue to help them maximize light alloys while ensuring that their structures can be manufactured easily and cost effectively."

Produced by Alcoa Transportation Products' facility in Auburn, Ind., the strong, light weight aluminum castings that form the backbone of the four armor kit components are machined and assembled by Alcoa before AM General installs them in the HMMWV ECV.

"Our Transportation Products business established an excellent reputation for innovation and quality in the automotive industry The automotive industry is the industry involved in the design, development, manufacture, marketing, and sale of motor vehicles. In 2006, more than 69 million motor vehicles, including cars and commercial vehicles were produced worldwide.  and we are proud to now use that expertise to build stronger, safer structures that help protect those serving in the Armed Forces," said Scott R. Kerns, vice president and general manager, Alcoa Transportation Products.

About Alcoa Defense

Alcoa Defense partners with industry leaders to design systems and materials that increase the speed, reach, agility and survivability sur·viv·a·ble  
adj.
1. Capable of surviving: survivable organisms in a hostile environment.

2. That can be survived: a survivable, but very serious, illness.
 of today's and tomorrow's strategic platforms. Through an unmatched combination of defense and commercial engineering, Alcoa delivers multi-product, lightweight and cost-effective solutions for programs ranging from the F35 Joint Strike Fighter A strike fighter is a fighter aircraft which is also capable of attacking surface targets, including ships. It differs from an attack aircraft in that the aircraft remains a capable fighter.  to the M777 Howitzer to armored tactical and fighting vehicles. More information can be found at www.alcoadefense.com.

About Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products

Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, serves the commercial vehicle, automotive and defense markets with products used in a range of applications including cast and forged aluminum wheels, aluminum space-frames, specialized vacuum die cast products, niche products such as Dura-Bright[R] and Dura-Flange[R] wheels and M-Series[TM] medium truck wheels, as well as a variety of other aluminum components for these markets. AWTP AWTP Automated Weapon Target Planning
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 is composed of three divisions: Transportation Products, Commercial Vehicle Wheels and Automotive Wheels. It employs 2,800 people at 30 locations worldwide.
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