Oshkosh Defense receives $5 million award for HEMTT Light Equipment Transporters
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, has received an award valued at more than $5 million from the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) for more than 20 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) M983A2 Light Equipment Transporters (LET). The vehicles will be delivered in May 2010.
The HEMTT LET variant is designed to transport light equipment in challenging environments. It also is used as part of the Stryker Recovery System. In addition to the M983A2, Oshkosh also produces the next-generation M983A4 HEMTT LET, which features an armor-ready cab, improved suspension and other structural changes to make add-on armor installation quicker and easier in the field.
The Oshkosh HEMTT's 13-ton payload and off-road capabilities make it the backbone for the U.S. Army's logistics fleet. Since its introduction in 1985, the HEMTT has helped keep the Army on the move during major conflicts, such as Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. The HEMTT is a part of the Army's Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV), which also includes the Palletized Load System (PLS) and the Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET).
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