Oshkosh Defense Receives First HEMTT A4 LET Delivery Order
December 18, 2009 |
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Dec. 18, 2009 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), has been awarded a $56 million delivery order from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to supply the Army with the first Light Equipment Transporters (LET), a variant of the next-generation Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT A4).
The delivery order calls for Oshkosh Defense to produce more than 200 M983 HEMTT A4 LETs. Production and delivery is expected to be completed in September 2010. The award brings the U.S. Army’s total Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) contract to more than $3.2 billion. The FHTVIII contract was first awarded at the end of October 2008.
“The Oshkosh HEMTT A4 LET expands the capabilities of the U.S. Army’s logistics fleet with the transportation of various light equipment in challenging environments and as part of the Stryker Recovery System,” said Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense. “The vehicle complements the other high-performance, heavy-payload HEMTT variants to keep operations on the move.”
The Oshkosh® HEMTT 13-ton payload and off-road capabilities make this vehicle the backbone of the U.S. Army’s logistics fleet. Improvements to the HEMTT A4 include: a more powerful drivetrain; improved suspension; a fully air-conditioned and armor-ready cab; and other structural changes to make installation of add-on armor in the field quicker and easier. The HEMTT A4 is built with maximum common parts across its variants.
Oshkosh has produced more than 70,000 military-class vehicles at its facilities, including more than 30,000 FHTVs. Oshkosh has the available capacity, highly skilled workforce and proven manufacturing capability to deliver this FHTV order and other vehicle orders for all Army and Defense programs, including the MRAP All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) and Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV), as well as any surges in production.
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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