News: USA - Oshkosh receives US$477M military order
Oshkosh Corp.'s defense division has received a $477 million delivery order that calls for more than 1,350 new and recapitalized heavy expanded mobility tactical truck A4s and more than 1,000 palletized load system trailers.
Thursday, 26th February 2009
With this latest order from the the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, the value for the Oshkosh family of heavy tactical vehicles III contract has risen to more than $2.1 billion. The delivery order includes 750 new vehicles and 600 recapitalized vehicles, comprising the Oshkosh HEMTT A4 variants of tankers, wreckers, cargo and load-handling systems. The remanufacturing and recapitalization process involves shipping heavily used vehicles to Oshkosh, stripping them to the frame rails and completely rebuilding the vehicles. The vehicles are put through the same extensive road tests, performance tests and inspection procedures as new vehicles. Oshkosh Corp manufactures specialty access equipment and commercial, fire and emergency, and military vehicles and vehicle bodies.
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