Oshkosh Truck Receives $878 Million Contract for U.S. Army's Heavy Tactical Vehicles

Truck manufacturer will manufacture 1,857 new vehicles and 2,599 new trailers, plus remanufacture 1,130 vehicles as a continuation of its contract.

Oshkosh Truck Corp. announced Friday that it has been awarded an $878 million contract by the U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to deliver 1,857 new vehicles and 2,599 new trailers.

The contract allows Oshkosh Truck to continue manufacturing the Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) that are currently used by the Army. New production of the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT), Palletized Load System (PLS) vehicle, and PLS trailer is covered under the contract.

The vehicles and trailers are designed for logistics support roles in the Army and transport everything from fuel and water to ammunition and supplies.

In addition to new vehicle production, the contract calls for the remanufacture of 1,130 HEMTTs.

Under the Recapitalization (RECAP) program, vehicles that have reached the end of their service lives, or have been damaged, are returned to Oshkosh Truck, where they are completely rebuilt and equipped with new technology upgrades, and returned to the Army.

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