The US Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense a $147 million contract extension to continue producing and modernising the FHTV fleet.
Press Release, Oshkosh, 03 May 2021: The US Army Contracting Command announced that it has awarded Oshkosh Defense, a wholly owned subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, a three-year extension to the FHTV IV contract and initial delivery orders valued at $146.8 Million.
Under the extension, Oshkosh will provide new and recapitalised Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT), Palletized Load System (PLS) trucks and trailers, and Heavy Equipment Transporters (HET). The initial delivery orders call for a total of 353 new and recapitalised vehicles.
“For decades we’ve worked closely with the US Army to modernise the FHTV fleet, and we are honoured that they’ve called on us to continue to provide our Soldiers with these mission critical vehicles,” said Pat Williams, Vice President and General Manager of US Army and Marine Corps Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “We look forward to working with the US Army to further modernise the FHTV fleet in support of current and future missions.”
A Key aspect of the FHTV’s design is its capacity to support a multitude of roles. The FHTV’s flexible architecture also accommodates additional capabilities such as Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), autonomy, on-board power, and other proven technologies.
Oshkosh Defense was initially awarded the FHTV IV contract in 2015. Since the start of FHTV production, the company has produced over 35,800 HEMTTs, 8,500 PLS vehicles, and 4,600 HETs while also recapitalising over 14,000 HEMTTs, 3,500 PLS vehicles, and 1,000 HETs.