Oshkosh to rebuild battlefield trucks and vetronics to like-new in $235.2 million land vehicle orders
WARREN, Mich. – U.S. Army logistics authorities are asking military vehicle manufacturer Oshkosh Defense LLC in Oshkosh, Wis., to rebuild heavy battlefield trucks and related vetronics to like-new condition under terms of two separate land vehicle orders announced Tuesday collectively worth more than a quarter billion dollars.
Officials of the Army Contracting Command in Warren, Mich., are asking Oshkosh to rebuild Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT), as well as provide rebuilt palletized load system trucks and PLS trailers under terms of contracts worth $235.2 million. The company also will provide a container transfer enhancement upgrade of M1076A0 palletized load system trucks.
Oshkosh will recapitalize, or "recap" these heavy trucks, which means to rebuild the vehicles to like-new condition to upgrade and extend the service life of these military trucks.
The recap process is to extend a vehicle's service life, reduce its operating and support costs, enhance its capabilities, and improve its system reliability, maintainability, safety, and efficiency.
The Oshkosh HEMTT is an eight-wheel-drive diesel-powered, 10-short-ton tactical truck that's been in the Army inventory since 1982. The HEMTT is designed to provide heavy transport capabilities for supply and re-supply of combat vehicles and weapons systems on the battlefield.
The large battlefield truck has a militarized commercial engine and transmission, and has an optional centrally mounted self-recovery winch. Its two-person cab is armored to protect the occupants from small-arms fire and shrapnel.
The HEMTT truck models involved in these orders could include a common bridge transporter used for loading, transporting, and unloading ribbon bridge components and bridge erection boats; a wrecker with recovery winch, vehicle retrieval system, and materials handling crane; a water and fuel tanker truck; tractor unit for use with the Patriot missile system, the Interim Stryker Recovery System, and transporting construction and engineer equipment; and a system for loading, transporting, and unloading ribbon bridge components and bridge-building boats.
On these orders Oshkosh will do the work in Oshkosh, Wis., and should be finished by December 2019. For more information contact Oshkosh Defense online at https://oshkoshdefense.com/products/heavy-tactical-vehicles, or the Army Contracting Command at http://acc.army.mil/contractingcenters/acc-wrn.
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