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Oshkosh Defense awarded $11.9 million delivery order to supply United Arab Emirates with HEMTT A4s

18th March 2010 - 15:17 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, has received a delivery order from the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to supply more than 40 next-generation Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) to the United Arab Emirates.

The delivery order, valued at $11.9 million, is part of the UAE's Patriot Advanced Capability (PAC)-3 missile systems purchase approved by the US Congress. The HEMTT variants included in this contract are the Patriot tractor, wrecker and guided missile transporter. The vehicles will be built and delivered July through September 2011. The order was issued under the Army's Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) III contract.

"Our HEMTT A4 variants included in this order will provide transportation, resupply and recovery support for the PAC-3 missile systems," said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. "Oshkosh Defense's high-performance vehicles meet the durability, mobility and payload-capacity needs of militaries worldwide and thrive in the most demanding environments."

The HEMTT A4's advanced suspension, more powerful engine, air-conditioned cab and anti-lock brakes, in addition to the vehicle's 13-ton payload capacity and off-road capabilities, will provide exceptional support to the UAE armed forces. Oshkosh Defense's UAE-based facilities will supply regional aftermarket support services.

Along with vehicles such as the SandCat and Global Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET), the HEMTT A4 is part of Oshkosh Defense's full line of international vehicles designed to meet a variety of logistical and operational needs around the world.

Source: Oshkosh


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