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US Army awards $440 mln Heavy Hauler contract to Oshkosh


Oshkosh Defense received a delivery order to begin production of the Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) A1. Photo: Oshkosh Defence

OSHKOSH (BNS): US Army has awarded a $440 million contract to Oshkosh Defense for the delivery of Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) for more than 1,000 Heavy Tactical Vehicles.

According to the company, the construction of the newest configured HET will be completed by June 2012.

The latest Oshkosh HET A1 configuration includes increased horsepower, higher capacity front suspension, electrical upgrades, improved diagnostics and air conditioning standard.

HET is already a part of several military vehicles, such as: Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV), Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4 and the Palletized Load System (PLS) A1.

“The production of the HET A1 marks the completion of a series of enhancements made to the US Army’s heavy fleet,” Mike Ivy, vice president and general manager of Army Programmes for Oshkosh Defense, said in a company statement.

New technologies have been upgraded for the HEMTT A4, PLS A1 and HET A1, which improves their operational capabilities and survivability.

The Oshkosh HET, often paired with the M1000 heavy-duty trailer, is designed to rapidly transport battle tanks, fighting and recovery vehicles, armoured vehicles and construction equipment.

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