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Oshkosh to upgrade army FHTV fleet

3rd January 2018 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Oshkosh Defense has received an order from the US Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command to recapitalise vehicles from the US Army Reserves' Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) fleet.

Under the order worth over $40 million, Oshkosh will bring the army’s fleet of Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) up to the latest model configuration and the same zero-mile, zero-hour condition as new production vehicles. The award covers recapitalisation and production of over 90 units. Deliveries will start in 2019.

The HEMTT vehicles have a payload capacity of 13 tons. The HEMTT A4 is Oshkosh's latest configuration, with enhanced power, maintenance and safety. The latest configurations of FHTV trucks also include air-conditioned and armour-ready cabs, electrical upgrades and anti-lock braking.

Pat Williams, vice president and general manager of army and marine corps programs, Oshkosh Defense, said: ‘Our recapitalisation services offer significant cost savings to the army reserves by returning vintage vehicles to current operational readiness with the same performance and life cycle cost advantages of a new vehicle.

‘Recapitalised vehicles are assembled on the same production line as new vehicles, and put through the same extensive performance tests and inspection procedures as new vehicles. As the original equipment manufacturer, Oshkosh can modernise these vehicles to the latest configuration and quickly return them to operations.’

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