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Oshkosh Defense awarded $21 million delivery order for recapitalized HEMTT A4s

28th January 2010 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation has been awarded a delivery order valued at more than $21 million from the US Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to produce more than 60 recapitalized next-generation Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) A4. The order, which also includes the delivery of components and engines, is for the M984 HEMTT A4 wrecker variant. Production is expected to begin in January 2011 and be completed in April 2011. The order was issued under the Army’s Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) III contract.

Through the Oshkosh Defense remanufacturing and recapitalization services, heavily used vehicles are returned to Oshkosh, stripped to their frame rails, completely rebuilt to like-new condition and upgraded to the new A4 configuration. Recapitalized vehicles are considered to have zero miles and zero hours, and offer a significant cost savings compared to new vehicles. These vehicles are put through the same road tests, performance tests and inspection procedures as new vehicles before being delivered with the same bumper-to-bumper warranty provided for new HEMTTs.

The Oshkosh HEMTT’s 13-ton payload and off-road capabilities make this vehicle the backbone of the US Army’s logistics fleet. HEMTT A4 improvements include: a more powerful drivetrain; improved suspension; a fully air-conditioned and armor-ready cab; and other structural changes to make in-the-field installation of add-on armor quicker and easier. The HEMTT A4 is built with maximum common parts across its variants.

Oshkosh has produced more than 70,000 military-class vehicles at its facilities, including more than 30,000 FHTVs. Oshkosh has the available capacity, highly skilled workforce and proven manufacturing capability to deliver this FHTV order and other vehicle orders for all Army and Defense programs, including the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) and Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), as well as any surges in production.

Source: Oshkosh

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