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Honeywell wins US Army vehicle maintenance contract

15th May 2013 - 17:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Honeywell has announced that it will assist the US Army in providing mission-capable vehicles and requisite training for the safe operation and maintenance of its heavy tactical vehicles under a new three-year, $72.4 million maintenance and training contract.

The Total Package Fielding Army Modernization Training contract is a component of the ongoing support that Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc (HTSI) provides to the Heavy Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Program.

Carey Smith, president, HTSI, said: ‘HTSI has been involved in Total Package Fielding for over 18 years, and our experienced staff of professional managers, mechanics and instructors offers the army the best value team available. Our teams have fielded and trained thousands of soldiers all over the world, and they understand the importance of ensuring that our soldiers are equipped to operate and maintain these trucks in any situation and in any region.’

According to the company, HTSI was selected based on its expertise with maintenance, repair and overhaul, and up-armouring, fielding and training for military vehicles of all types. The HTSI staff is composed of experienced, certified mechanics who ensure that a new truck is ‘fully mission-capable’ at the time of acceptance. Mechanics use Maintenance Support Devices that interface with the truck’s onboard computer systems to obtain pertinent data and guide all maintenance actions.

Honeywell employees also access electronic technical manuals and schematics that allow them to troubleshoot and correct any deficiencies before the official handoff to US Army, Army Reserve or National Guard soldiers worldwide.

A mix of master instructors and certified instructors provide training in real time to on-the-ground units before they take possession of the vehicles. This comprehensive training ensures that the vehicle operators know all characteristics, capabilities, and functions of the vehicles, and that maintainers know how to troubleshoot, order parts and repair equipment.

The 10-ton heavy tactical vehicles are integral to the US Army’s logistical footprint worldwide and move personnel, supplies and equipment. Many of these truck systems — such as the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, the Heavy Equipment Transporter and the Palletized Load System — are legacy vehicle systems that have been regularly updated with the latest technology and capabilities, and some have received full armour packages.

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