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Oshkosh awarded FHTV bridge contract

19th January 2012 - 11:35 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Oshkosh Defense has announced that the US Army has opted to continue the company’s production and support of the Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV). Oshkosh was awarded a bridge contract for the work which will see the current arrangement continued until October 2013 for orders and September 2014 for deliveries.

The first order under the bridge contract was awarded 21 December 2011. It includes more than 20 HEMTT Light Equipment Transporters (LET), more than 10 PLS A1 trucks and more than 10 PLS A1 trailers. The order is valued at more than $11 million. Work under the order is scheduled to be completed in December 2013.

The Oshkosh FHTV includes the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) and Palletized Load System (PLS). Army and National Guard soldiers have relied on these vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in other missions around the world, to safely haul heavy payloads in challenging terrain and extreme conditions.

The HEMTT A4 is the backbone of the Army’s logistics and resupply fleet. It has a 13-ton payload capacity and is available in multiple variants for a wide range of operations. The PLS supports the Army’s distribution and resupply system, transporting ammunition and other critical supplies needed in battle. The HET is designed to rapidly transport battle tanks, fighting and recovery vehicles, armored vehicles, and construction equipment, as well as their crews, so they arrive in mission-ready condition.

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