Oshkosh Defense HEMTT A4 Selected for Boeing High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator Program
January 6, 2010 |
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Jan. 6, 2010 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), is providing its Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT A4) to The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) as the platform for the U.S. Army’s High Energy Laser Technology Demonstrator (HEL TD) program. Having completed a critical design review, Boeing will now build a rugged beam control system on the widely used Oshkosh tactical wheeled vehicle.
Boeing officials received the HEMTT A4 last month at the Oshkosh headquarters in Wisconsin. Integration of the HEL TD system will begin in spring 2010 at Boeing’s Huntsville, Ala. facility.
“Oshkosh Defense vehicles systems have the flexibility, payload capacity and durability to support a wide range of new and advanced operations such as the HEL TD program,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “Our objective at Oshkosh Defense is to provide vehicle systems that complement and enable a full systems engineering approach to programs such as this.”
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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