Oshkosh Truck Corporation announced today it 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 Truck 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. “We appreciate Oshkosh Truck’s proven equipment and support personnel, and are proud to continue our working relationship with the company.”
“This order for additional HETs helps expand the Egyptian Ministry of Defense logistics capabilities,” said John Stoddart, Oshkosh Truck executive vice president and president, Defense Group. “The equipment and service package Oshkosh Truck will deliver to the Egyptian military will save wear and tear on heavy equipment while reducing transportation costs.”
Under a contract from earlier this year, Oshkosh Truck 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 8X8 logistics vehicle. The first Oshkosh Truck military vehicles went into service in Egypt in 1990 and have been fully supported by Oshkosh since that time.