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Oshkosh to provide HEMTT underbody armour kits

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A HEMTT A4 vehicle. An Oshkosh Defense photo

OSHKOSH, WISCOSIN (BNS): Oshkosh Defense will deliver more than 400 underbody armour protection kits for the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC) HEMTT A4 vehicles.

The armour was developed in response to an urgent need in the field to increase protection for the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) wreckers and Light Equipment Transporters (LET) recovering Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles in Afghanistan’s challenging terrain.

Additionally, more than 15 uparmoured Logistics Vehicle System Replacement (LVSR) wreckers were ordered by the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) to protect Marines recovering MRAPs in theater.

The HEMTT platform’s 13-ton payload and off-road capabilities make it the backbone of the US Army’s logistics fleet. The wrecker variant, capable of recovering vehicles weighing in excess of 50 tons, offers heavy-duty power and extreme performance for the most challenging recovery missions.

Deliveries of the HEMTT underbody kits for the TACOM order are scheduled to be completed in July. The order is valued at more than $26 million.

The LVSRs deliveries are scheduled to take place between June and September this year. The MARCORSYSCOM order is valued at approximately $12 million, the company said.

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