Oshkosh Defense Unveils New Heavy Equipment Transporter at AUSA Winter Symposium and Exposition
February 25, 2009 |
OSHKOSH, Wis. — Feb. 25, 2009 — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), today unveiled the newest version of its Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET), known as the HET A1, at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Winter Symposium and Exposition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The HET A1 features numerous upgrades to the M1070 HET, including a 700-horsepower engine and an Allison 4800SP transmission, as well as improved seats, standard air conditioning and an available third door. The HET is designed to haul main battle tanks, fighting and recovery vehicles, armored vehicles, and construction equipment quickly and safely to mission sites.
In March 2008, Oshkosh Defense was awarded a single-source contract worth $11.3 million from the U.S. Army for the engineering and initial production of six next-generation HET A1 vehicles. Oshkosh began manufacturing the HET in 1992 and also supplies the U.K. Ministry of Defense with the 1070F 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®, BAI®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, Geesink™, Norba™, Kiggen™, 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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