December 20, 2023
OSHKOSH, WI. — The U.S. Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) recently awarded Oshkosh Defense the contract for modification kits to update current Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) A1 tractors with enhanced capabilities to meet European road permissions at required payloads. With these kits, the HET A1 will be converted to the Enhanced Heavy Equipment Transporter System (EHETS) tractor.
The EHETS tractor and trailer system combined are designed to provide line haul, local haul, and maintenance evacuation of the heaviest mission-critical equipment including tanks, armored vehicles, and recovery vehicles. The system also supports the self-load and unload of disabled cargo as necessary for evacuation purposes.
Constantly evolving military capabilities require heavy tactical vehicles that keep pace with the demands of a changing battlefield.
“We are honored that the U.S. Army continues to call on us to facilitate integration of new capabilities into combat formations,” said Pat Williams, chief programs officer at Oshkosh Defense. “The EHET is another example of the adaptability of the Oshkosh Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles to seamlessly integrate advanced capabilities onto the existing fleet.”
The five-year firm-fixed-price contract, valued at $89 million, includes the option for three additional years and calls for Oshkosh to supply an estimated 1,384 modification kits.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense is a global leader in the design, production and sustainment of best-in-class military vehicles, technology solutions and mobility systems. Oshkosh develops and applies emerging technologies that advance safety and mission success. Setting the industry standard for sustaining fleet readiness, Oshkosh ensures every solution is supported worldwide throughout its entire life cycle.
Oshkosh Defense, LLC is an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE: OSK]. Learn more about Oshkosh Defense at www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
At Oshkosh (NYSE: OSK), we make innovative, mission-critical equipment to help everyday heroes advance communities around the world. Headquartered in Wisconsin, Oshkosh Corporation employs approximately 17,000 team members worldwide, all united behind a common purpose: to make a difference in people’s lives. Oshkosh products can be found in more than 150 countries under the brands of JLG®, Hinowa, Power Towers, Pierce®, MAXIMETAL, Oshkosh® Defense, McNeilus®, IMT®, Jerr-Dan®, Frontline™ Communications, Oshkosh® Airport Products, JBT AeroTech and Pratt Miller. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorp.com.
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