Oshkosh Defense receives $13 million delivery order to supply HEMTT A4s to Army Reserve
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, has been awarded a delivery order valued at more than $13 million from the US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to supply more than 35 next-generation Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) to the Army Reserve. The variants included in the order include M984A4 wreckers and M1120A4 load handling systems (LHS). Production is expected to begin in September 2010 and be completed in June 2011. The order was issued under the Army's Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) III contract.
The Oshkosh HEMTT's 13-ton payload and off-road capabilities make this vehicle the backbone of the US Army's logistics fleet. HEMTT A4 improvements include: a more powerful drivetrain; improved suspension; a fully air-conditioned and armor-ready cab; and other structural changes to make in-the-field installation of add-on armor quicker and easier. The HEMTT A4 is built with maximum common parts across its variants.
Oshkosh has produced more than 70,000 military-class vehicles at its facilities, including more than 30,000 FHTVs. Oshkosh has the available capacity, highly skilled workforce and proven manufacturing capability to deliver this FHTV order and other vehicle orders for all Army and Defense programs, including the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) and Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), as well as any surges in production.
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