Oshkosh has won $430 million worth multiple contracts to produce 345 trailers and recapitalize 1,212 Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) following multiple orders from the US Army.
Oshkosh will upgrade the Army’s fleet of Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) and Palletized Load Systems (PLS) to provide the same performance and life cycle cost advantages as new production vehicles. All work performed under the contract will be completed in Oshkosh, Wis., with deliveries occurring from 2016 to 2017.
“We understand the critical need to improve reliability for in-theater operations without sacrificing performance on aging vehicle fleets,” said John Bryant, senior vice president of Defense Programs at Oshkosh Defense. “Oshkosh recapitalized vehicles are assembled on the same production line as new vehicles, and complete the same extensive performance tests and inspection procedures as new vehicles.”
The PLS carries a wide range of cargo and is specially designed to load and unload a variety of flatrack or ISO compatible containers on its own. The latest configurations of FHTV trucks also include air-conditioned and armor-ready cabs, electrical upgrades and anti-lock braking to help keep soldiers safe.