U.S. Army Orders Oshkosh Defense Heavy Equipment Transporters
OSHKOSH, Wis. (April 6, 2011) — Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK), will deliver more than 270 Heavy Equipment Transporters (HET) A1 vehicles following a delivery order from the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC).
The Oshkosh Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) is designed to rapidly transport battle tanks, fighting and recovery vehicles, armored vehicles and construction equipment, as well as their crews, so they arrive in mission-ready condition. The latest Oshkosh HET A1 configuration includes increased protection, horsepower, higher capacity front suspension, standard air conditioning, electrical upgrades and improved diagnostics.
“The first HET A1 rolled off our lines last December,” said Mike Ivy, vice president and general manager of Army Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “We worked closely with the Army on these improvements to the HET to provide increased mobility, ride quality and reduce maintenance and repair costs, and we’re pleased to get this newest configuration out to soldiers in the field.”
HET A1 trucks are often paired with the M1000 heavy-duty trailer to haul the M1A1/M1A2 (Abrams) tank. The HET is a part of the Army’s Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles, produced by Oshkosh Defense, which also includes the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) and the Palletized Load System (PLS).
Vehicle production and delivery is scheduled to be completed in September 2012. The order is valued at more than $119 million.
About Oshkosh Defense
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection. For more information, visit www.oshkoshdefense.com.
About Oshkosh Corporation
Oshkosh Corporation is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of a broad range of specialty access equipment, commercial, fire & emergency and military vehicles and vehicle bodies. Oshkosh Corporation manufactures, distributes and services products under the brands of Oshkosh®, JLG®, Pierce®, McNeilus®, Medtec®, Jerr-Dan®, Oshkosh Specialty Vehicles, Frontline™, SMIT™, CON-E-CO®, London® and IMT®. Oshkosh products are valued worldwide in businesses where high quality, superior performance, rugged reliability and long-term value are paramount. For more information, visit www.oshkoshcorporation.com.
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