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Oshkosh to recapitalise army’s HEMTT, PLS vehicles

25th May 2018 - 08:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Oshkosh Defense has received two delivery orders totalling $235.2 million from the US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to recapitalise vehicles in the army’s heavy vehicle fleet, the company announced on 23 May.

Under the recapitalisation process, vehicles in the army's Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) and Palletised Load Systems (PLS) fleets will be upgraded to the latest configuration and the same zero-mile, zero-hour condition as new vehicles.

The contract will see the company recapitalise 410 vehicles and manufacture 680 new PLS trailers. Deliveries of the units will begin in FY2019.

Pat Williams, VP and general manager of army and marine corps programmes for Oshkosh Defense, said: ‘The mark of any good investment is its ability to withstand the test of time. The longevity of the HEMTT and PLS fleets combined with the durability of the platform attest to the value of these mission critical vehicles.’

To date, the company has recapitalised more than 13,000 HEMTT and 3,000 PLS since 1995.

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