Oshkosh Defense Awarded First HEMTT A4 Delivery Order for U.S. Army National Guard
OSHKOSH, Wis. — June 15, 2009 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has been awarded a delivery order from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) to supply more than 100 next-generation Oshkosh® Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) to the U.S. Army National Guard.
The delivery order, the first the company has received for its new HEMTT A4 vehicles for the National Guard and issued under the Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) contract, is valued at more than $38 million. Under the delivery order, Oshkosh Defense will manufacture and supply more than 100 new HEMTT A4s. The variants that will be produced are the M978A4 fuel tanker and the M985A4 cargo truck.
“The HEMTT A4 features performance and protection upgrades and will be a significant addition to the National Guard’s fleet,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Oshkosh Defense. “Whether mobilized for disaster relief at home or in-theater operations abroad, National Guard units will continue to rely on these heavy-payload vehicles for their many different logistics missions.”
This next-generation vehicle incorporates a fully air-conditioned and armor-ready cab, more powerful drivetrain, improved suspension, safety improvements, and other enhancements. The Oshkosh 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.
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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