News: USA - Oshkosh Defense announces new delivery orders for heavy-duty army vehicles
Oshkosh Corporation announced its Defense division has received two delivery orders from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) for the U.S. Army's Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV).
Thursday, 1st July 2010
The two delivery orders are valued at roughly $600 million and extend production for nearly 1,900 new and recapitalized severe-duty Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4 vehicles, the backbone of the Army's logistics and resupply fleet, and more than 530 Palletized Load System (PLS) trailers. Through 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. For the Oshkosh(R) HEMTT A4, changes 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. Recapitalized vehicles are reset to zero miles and zero hours, and offer a significant cost savings compared to new vehicles. HEMTT deliveries begin in July 2010 and continue through September 2011. PLS trailer production will start in June 2011 and continue through October 2011.