Oshkosh to provide 35 vehicles to Egypt

Oshkosh Truck Corp has been awarded a contract to provide 35 specially designed Heavy Equipment Transport (HET) military vehicles to meet logistics and transport requirements set by the Egyptian Ministry of Defense. Valued at more than $16 million, the contract includes the 35 HETs, 35 trailer kits, training services and support, and field service representative support. This contract is the second contract in 2007 for Oshkosh and the Egyptian Ministry of Defense.

The HET is designed to transport battle tanks, fighting and recovery vehicles, armored vehicles, or construction equipment and their crews so they arrive in mission-ready condition. “This vehicle has been integral to our logistics fleet since 2000,” said H E Sayed Meshaal, Egypt's minister of state for military production.

“This order for additional HETs helps expand the Egyptian Ministry of Defense logistics capabilities,” said John Stoddart, Oshkosh executive vice-president and president-Defense Group.

Under a contract from earlier this year, Oshkosh is providing initial orders of its Medium Tactical Truck (MTT), valued at $4.9 million, and also supplies the Egyptian military with its M977 HEMTT 8×8 logistics vehicle.

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