Oshkosh Defense Receives $5 Million Award for HEMTT Light Equipment Transporters
May 12, 2010 |
OSHKOSH, Wis. — May 12, 2010 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has received an award valued at more than $5 million from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) for more than 20 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) M983A2 Light Equipment Transporters (LET). The vehicles will be delivered in May 2010.
The HEMTT LET variant is designed to transport light equipment in challenging environments. It also is used as part of the Stryker Recovery System. In addition to the M983A2, Oshkosh also produces the next-generation M983A4 HEMTT LET, which features an armor-ready cab, improved suspension and other structural changes to make add-on armor installation quicker and easier in the field.
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 Army’s Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV), which also includes the Palletized Load System (PLS) and the Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET).
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.
®, ™ All brand names referred to in this news release are trademarks of Oshkosh Corporation or its subsidiary companies.
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