Oshkosh Defense Awarded $10 Million Delivery Order for HEMTT Tanker Self-Sealing Coating, Repair Kits
August 14, 2009 |
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Aug. 14, 2009 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has received a delivery order from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) for the application of a self-sealing product on more than 550 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) M978 A4 Tankers to help reduce the risk of fire during the transportation of fuel. The order, valued at more than $10 million, also includes field repair kits, which are in addition to the basic issue item kits delivered with every vehicle, for tank puncture repairs. Work will be completed by the end of fiscal year 2010.
The coating product seals tank punctures on the fuel-servicing truck that result from small-arms fire or fragments, providing a safer vehicle system for the crew. The Oshkosh HEMTT’s 13-ton payload and off-road capabilities make it the backbone for the U.S. Army’s logistics fleet. Since its introduction in 1985, the HEMTT has helped keep the Army on the move during major conflicts such as Operations Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.
The HEMTT is a part of the Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV), which also includes the Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) and Palletized Load System (PLS). Oshkosh Defense has produced and delivered more than 30,000 HET, PLS and HEMTT vehicles under the FHTV contracts, and it was the first manufacturer to supply the Army with Long Term Armor Strategy (LTAS)-compliant cabs.
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 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™, 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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