OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Oshkosh Truck Corp., which makes commercial and emergency vehicles, said today its subsidiary Pierce Manufacturing Inc. received a five-year, $4.5 million contract with the U.S. Army.
The firm fixed-price contract is with the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command for the production of 10 Oshkosh Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck platform-based Water Tender vehicles, known as HEWATTs.
The initial order could lead to a total of 119 vehicles with an estimated total value of $56 million. The vehicles are scheduled for delivery beginning in June.
The HEWATT vehicle is capable of providing rescue support and can operate under extreme conditions and in a broad range of terrain.