Oshkosh Defense Awarded $28 Million Delivery Order to Provide HEMTTs, PLS Trailers to Army Reserve, Marine Corps
OSHKOSH, Wis. — May 21 2009 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has been awarded a delivery order with the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to provide more than 70 next-generation Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) and more than 60 Palletized Load System Trailers (PLST) to the U.S. Army Reserve and Marine Corps.
The delivery order, valued at more than $28 million, was issued under the Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) contract. The HEMTT A4 variants included in the delivery order are the M1120A4 Load Handling System (LHS) and M978A4 fuel tanker. The Army Reserve will receive the HEMTT A4s and more than 30 PLSTs. The Marine Corps will receive 30 PLSTs, which will be integrated with the Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) to maximize payload capabilities and is PLST compatible.
The Oshkosh® HEMTT 13-ton payload and off-road capabilities make it the backbone of the U.S. Army’s logistics fleet. The next-generation vehicle incorporates a fully air-conditioned and armor-ready cab, more powerful drivetrain, improved suspension, safety improvements, and other upgrades.
“Oshkosh is proud of its long-standing support of the U.S. Army Reserve. These modern, high-performance vehicles will help bolster the Army Reserve’s transportation and supply system operations that are vital to supporting our troops in the field,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “The HEMTT and PLS are combat-proven vehicles that our soldiers have come to rely on to keep the mission moving.”
The HEMTT A4s are long term armor strategy (LTAS) compliant and come off the assembly line fitted with upgraded suspensions and integral (“A” kit) armor. They also will be ready to receive an add-on (“B” kit) armor appliqué that can be quickly and easily installed in the field.
The PLST is part of the PLS system designed to meet the U.S. Army’s distribution and resupply needs in even the most challenging military missions. The PLST also is compatible with the HEMTT LHS vehicle and forms a system that doubles the payload capability of the vehicle in a single transportation mission, reducing the logistics footprint on the battlefield.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation, (NYSE:OSK), is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corp. manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, BAI®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, Geesink™, Norba™, Kiggen™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, log on to www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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