Oshkosh Defense Awarded $20 Million Contract to Supply Egypt With Heavy Equipment Transporters
November 13, 2009 |
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Nov. 13, 2009 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has received a contract with the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to supply more than 40 new M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporters (HET) and 635NL trailers to Egypt. The Oshkosh® HET is designed to rapidly transport M1A1 Main Battle Tanks, armored vehicles and self-propelled guns, as well as a six-person crew, so the vehicles and soldiers arrive in mission-ready condition.
In addition to spare parts, the contract, valued at $20 million, includes assistance from the Oshkosh team of Field Services Representatives (FSR) – factory-trained technicians who provide in-field support and enhance military mobility. The trailers will be co-produced at the Ministry of Military Production’s Egyptian Tank Plant near Cairo, where the Oshkosh Medium Tactical Truck (MTT) also is co-produced.
“Providing militaries around the world with the best means of transport is something integral to our mission at Oshkosh Defense,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “With its durability and mobility, the HET fulfills the Egyptian military’s needs, and the support of our team of FSRs ensures the vehicles will continue to operate in optimal condition.”
The HET is part of the company’s line of international vehicles designed to meet a variety of logistical and operational needs around the world.
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®, 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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