On June 29th, 2010 Oshkosh Defense has been awarded three contracts by the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC), valued over US$0.7 billion for the supply of several Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV) variants of 1,274 Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT A4).
In addition, the company will deliver over 900 Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) trucks plus add-on armor kits and trailers. The award also includes the refurbishment of existing heavy transporters, including 452 HEMTTs and 98 Palletized Load Systems (PLS) trailers. Deliveries are expected before October 2012.
Through the remanufacturing and recapitalization program developed by Oshkosh defense the heavily used trucks are returned to the manufacturer, stripped to their frame rails, completely rebuilt to ‘like-new’ condition and upgraded to the new A4 configuration. Through this process HEMTT vehicles get a more powerful drivetrain, improved suspension, a fully air-conditioned and armor-ready cab, plus structural changes and attachments enabling efficient replacement and upgrade of armor panels in the field.
Recapitalized vehicles are reset to zero miles and zero hours, and offer a significant cost savings compared to new vehicles.