Oshkosh Defense receives $232.7M order to rebuild Army vehicles

By Freeman Staff

Feb. 13, 2019

 Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Defense company, has been awarded a $232.7 million delivery order from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command to recapitalize vehicles in the Army’s Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles fleet.
Business Wire

OSHKOSH — Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Defense company, has been awarded a $232.7 million delivery order from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command to recapitalize vehicles in the Army’s Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles fleet.

To recapitalize them, vehicles are stripped to the frame rails, rebuilt to the latest configuration and returned to the fleet in zero-mile, zero-hour condition with the same technology, safety features, bumper-tobumper warranty and life cycle cost advantage of a new vehicle.

As part of the contract announced Tuesday, Oshkosh will recapitalize a total of 407 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) and Palletized Load System (PLS) trucks as well as manufacture 601 new PLS trailers.

“As the backbone of the U.S. Army’s resupply and distribution system, the HEMTT and PLS vehicles are heavily relied on to carry munitions and other critical supplies across all types of terrains and in all types of environments,” said Pat Williams, vice president and general manager of U.S. Army and Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense, in a statement. “We are proud that the U.S. Army has trusted Oshkosh to provide this cost-effective recapitalization service for over two decades. As the original equipment manufacturer, we know these vehicles inside and out, and we are in the best position to quickly return them to field operations in like-new condition.”