Walker, MI., 17 JULY 2023 – Plasan North America (PNA), a leading manufacturer of advanced survivability solutions and with its growing manufacturing capability, is thrilled to announce its selection as a subcontractor for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle A2 (JLTV) program by AM General. This partnership is a significant milestone for PNA as it expands its involvement in delivering cutting-edge survivability solutions to the Warfighter.

The subcontract award valued at ~$300 million over five years, is vital in supporting AM General’s commitment to delivering superior military vehicles to our armed forces. The effort includes the major subcomponents of the armored cab.

To meet the requirements of this significant effort, PNA anticipates hiring 170 highly skilled professionals over the next 18 months. These job opportunities will range across various fields, fostering local employment growth and bolstering the region’s economy. Plasan North America remains committed to developing a talented workforce that can meet the demanding needs of the defense industry.

Plasan North America has a long-standing relationship with the JLTV program, providing high-quality armor components for the last seven years. With this new contract, we are excited to further contribute to the program’s success and increase our impact in ensuring the safety and performance of the JLTV A2.

In addition to job creation, this partnership enables additional capital investment in our manufacturing facilities. This investment will let us enhance our infrastructure, improve production capabilities, and ensure that we maintain the highest standards of quality and efficiency throughout the contract duration.

“We are honored to be selected as a subcontractor for the JLTV A2 program by AM General,” said COL (Ret.) John Cavedo, president of Plasan North America. “This partnership recognizes our long-standing dedication to the success of the program and our unwavering commitment to supporting our armed forces. We are proud to build on our legacy and expand our involvement with the JLTV A2, create new job opportunities for West Michigan, and contribute to the growth of our local community.”><<



Plasan North America is a strategic supplier, solving design and production challenges with engineering and manufacturing expertise. PNA manufactures lightweight composite & metal components. Utilizing field-proven processes & technologies, we manage every development phase from prototype to production, providing one-stop solutions to match complex missions cost-effectively.



AM General engineers, manufactures, and supports specialized vehicles for military and commercial customers. Its global presence of diverse product offerings in over 70 countries uniquely positions AM General to enhance interoperability across Allies and build on its long-standing defense industry and automotive partnerships. AM General’s innovative spirit delivers advanced, rugged, resilient, and dependable mobility solutions that will move you. With a well-rounded product portfolio, which includes the iconic HUMVEE vehicles, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle A2 (JLTV A2), the next-generation HUMVEE Saber light tactical truck that has enhanced levels of protection, and the revolutionary soft recoil technology for mobile platforms, AM General strives to offer continuous improvement that is ready now. AM General has extensive experience meeting the changing needs of the defense and automotive industries, supported by its employees at major facilities in Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio, and a strong supplier base that stretches across 43 states. Please see more information about AM General at