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Oshkosh Defense awarded $29 million contract to supply Egypt with next-generation trucks

8th March 2010 - 17:24 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, has received a contract modification valued at $29 million from the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) to supply more than 75 next-generation Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT A4) to branches of the Egyptian armed forces. This is the first order for the HEMTT A4 in Egypt and it will integrate with Egypt's current HEMTT A2 fleet.

The Oshkosh M978 HEMTT A4 fuel-servicing truck, or tanker, is designed to transport 2,500 gallons of fuel to forward-arming and refueling points (FARP). The vehicle, which is part of the US Army's Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV), features a more powerful drivetrain, improved suspension and a fully air-conditioned and armor-ready cab.

"The HEMTT A4 is part of our full line of vehicles designed for international and off-road operations," said Ron Ziebell, Oshkosh Corporation vice president and general manager of international programmes, Defense. "In addition to offering severe-duty, medium- and heavy-payload vehicles, our global aftermarket network ensures our customers have ready access to parts and support services."

In addition to supplying the vehicles, Oshkosh Defense will provide support and more than 25 spare engines to the Egyptian military. Aftermarket support includes a two-year fleet agreement, vehicle training and 12 months of Field Service Representative (FSR) support in Egypt.

Since 1990, Oshkosh has supplied Egyptian armed forces with tactical wheeled vehicles and aftermarket support. The HEMTT A4 is the latest Oshkosh vehicle in the Egyptian military fleet, which also includes the Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) and the Medium Tactical Truck (MTT).

Oshkosh has produced more than 70,000 military-class vehicles at its facilities, including more than 30,000 FHTVs. The company has begun work on the Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) as well and is currently working on an initial FMTV delivery order valued at $280.9 million for the production and delivery of 2,568 trucks and trailers. Oshkosh has the available capacity, highly skilled workforce and proven manufacturing capability to deliver these and other vehicle orders for all Army and Defense programmes, including the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV), as well as any surges in production.

Source: Oshkosh



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