Oshkosh Corporation announced that its Defense division has received a delivery order for $477 million from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM). The deliver order calls for more than 1,350 new and recapitalized Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4s and more than 1,000 Palletized Load System Trailers (PLST).
With this latest order, the value for the Oshkosh Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) III contract has risen to more than $2.1 billion. The delivery order includes 750 new vehicles and 600 recapitalized vehicles, composed of the Oshkosh HEMTT A4 variants of tankers, wreckers, cargo, and Load Handling Systems (LHS).
Through the Oshkosh Defense remanufacturing and recapitalization services, heavily used vehicles are returned to Oshkosh, stripped to the frame rails, and completely rebuilt to like-new condition. Vehicles are put through the same extensive road tests, performance tests, and inspection procedures as new vehicles. They receive the latest upgrades, are considered to have zero miles and zero hours, and are delivered with the Oshkosh full bumper-to-bumper warranty.
The HEMTT's 13-ton payload and off-road capabilities make it the backbone for the U.S. Army's logistics fleet. Since its introduction in 1985, the HEMTT has helped keep the U.S. Army on the move during major conflicts, such as Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.