ON HAND QTY IN THEATER: (As of 4 Dec 04)
There are approximately 5,910 Up-Armored HMMWVs (UAH) and 9,050 Add-on-Armor (AoA) HMMWVs currently in Central Command’s (CENTCOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR) of a total of 19,389 operating HUMMWVs in theater. This includes Up-Armored HMMWVs organic to units deployed and those diverted from production and redistributed from major commands to fill additional Up-Armored HMMWV requirements.
Currently there are 9,364 add-on armor kits for HMMWVs in theater of which 9,050 have been installed.
BLUF: There are 5,144 HMMVS in theater without Add-on-Armor
Add-on Armor (AoA) current CENTCOM-validated requirement is 13,872.
Up-Armored (UAH) current CENTCOM-validated requirement is 8,105.
EXECUTION: To meet the CENTCOM requirements the Army is diverting all new Up-Armored HMMWV production to theater, and has redistributed Up-Armored HMMWVs from units in CONUS, Europe/Balkans, Korea, and Alaska.
All Up-Armored HMMWVs deployed to theater will remain in theater, whether organic to units or in fulfillment of CENTCOM requirements. Up-Armored HMMWVs are distributed according to mission needs and not component.
As of this date, to support the procurement of armored vehicles, we have received an additional $1.2B which includes: $20M of FY03 Supplemental; $73M FY03 Iraqi Freedom Fund (IFF); $39M FY04 Congressional Add; $570M FY04 Supplemental/IFF; $58M IFF Deputy Secretary of Defense Memo and recently obtained $572M from the FY05 Bridge Supplemental for procurement of UAH and M1151 HMMWVs with Add-on Armor
The Army received $168 in the FY05 budget for UAH.