Oshkosh to supply US Army with hundreds of heavy vehicles

The company will deliver tactical trucks, trailers, and heavy equipment transporters valued at almost $147 million

An Oshkosh HEMTT. Photo by 1st Lt. Matthew Gilbert

American company Oshkosh Defense, a manufacturer of military vehicles, announced Monday that the U.S. Army Contracting Command has awarded it a three-year extension to the existing FHTV IV contract and initial delivery orders valued at $146.8 million. Under the extension, Oshkosh will provide new and recapitalized Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTTs), Palletized Load System (PLS) trucks and trailers, and Heavy Equipment Transporters (HETs). The initial delivery orders call for 353 new and recapitalized vehicles.

According to Oshkosh Defense, a key aspect of the FHTV’s design is its capacity to support a multitude of roles. The FHTV’s flexible architecture also accommodates additional capabilities such as Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), autonomy, on-board power, and other proven technologies, the company said.

Oshkosh Defense was initially awarded the FHTV IV contract in 2015. Since the start of FHTV production, the company has produced over 35,800 HEMTTs, 8,500 PLS vehicles, and 4,600 HETs while also recapitalizing over 14,000 HEMTTs, 3,500 PLS vehicles, and 1,000 HETs, according to Oshkosh.

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