Oshkosh receives order to recapitalize U.S. Army heavy tactical vehicles
OSHKOSH, Wis. U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) officials tasked Oshkosh Defense, LLC to recapitalize its Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV). Overall, the multiple orders are valued at more than $258 million for the recapitalization of 670 vehicles and the production of an additional 356 accompanying trailers.
Under contract, Oshkosh will bring the Army’s fleet of Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks (HEMTT) and Palletized Load Systems (PLS) to its latest model configuration and the same zero-mile, zero-hour condition as new production vehicles.
"Through recapitalization, heavily operated and utilized vehicles are returned to Oshkosh, stripped to the frame rails and completely rebuilt to like-new condition,” says Patrick Williams, Oshkosh Defense vice president and general manager of U.S. Army and Marine Corps programs.
Recapitalized vehicles are assembled on the same production line as new vehicles, and put through the same performance tests and inspection procedures as new vehicles. The vehicles also receive the latest technology and safety upgrades and are delivered with a new bumper-to-bumper warranty.
Work performed under the contract will be completed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with deliveries beginning in December of 2017.
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