US Army Extends Oshkosh Contract for Heavy Tactical Vehicles
Oshkosh Defense, a designer of military vehicles and mobile systems, has been awarded a three-year extension to its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicle IV contract with the Army.
The company also landed a $146.8 million initial delivery order to provide 343 new and recapitalized vehicles.
The contract extension calls for the continued provision of new and recapitalized heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks, palletized load system trucks and trailers and heavy equipment transporters, Oshkosh Defense said Monday.
Pat Williams, Oshkosh Defense vice president and general manager for Army and Marine Corps programs, said the contract will support the Army’s effort to modernize its FHTV fleet in support of current and future missions.
Oshkosh Defense’s heavy tactical vehicles are designed for cross-country military missions to transport ammunition, petroleum, oils and lubricants and unit resupply for highly mobile combat units in tactical environments, according to defense market data aggregator AeroWeb.
The FHTV was designed to work with autonomous, condition-based maintenance, on-board power and driver existence technologies, Oshkosh Defense said.
The company added that it has produced more than 35,800 HEMTTs, 8,500 PLS vehicles, and 4,600 HETs and recapitalized more than 14,000 HEMTTs, 3,600 PLS vehicles and 1,000 HETs since the original FHTV IV contract was awarded in 2015.
Oshkosh Defense is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, which specializes in applying emerging technologies on combat-ready vehicle solutions.
Earlier in 2021, Oshkosh Corporation reached a milestone in the Army’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program by building the 10,000th JLTV under a $6.75 billion contract awarded in August 2015, GovCon Wire reported.
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