Oshkosh Defense has been awarded delivery orders totalling $346.4 million (€314 million) from US Army Contracting Command – Warren to modernise vehicles in the Army and Army Reserve Heavy Tactical Vehicle (FHTV) fleets, the company announced on 30 March.

Under the delivery orders, Oshkosh will recapitalise Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) and Palletized Load System (PLS) trucks, as well as manufacturing new PLS trailers.

The FHTV fleet is designed to accommodate a variety of mission packages, allowing it to support multi-domain operations as the battlefield continues to evolve.

Whether they’re hauling rocket launchers and missile defense systems, or transporting mission-critical equipment, the HEMTT and the PLS will continue to be an integral part of the US Army and US Army Reserve heavy vehicle fleets for years to come,” commented Pat Williams, Vice President and General Manager of US Army and Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “As the military pivots its focus to near-peer adversaries, they can be confident that the FHTV fleet will continue to serve as a key enabler for combat missions.”

Recapitalised vehicles are rebuilt with the latest technology and safety upgrades and quickly returned to field operations with the same warranty and life-cycle cost advantages of a new vehicle.

Since 1995, Oshkosh Defense has recapitalised over 13,700 HEMTTs and 3,400 PLS vehicles. (Photo: Oshkosh Defense)

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