Army awards Oshkosh $346M to modernize heavy tactical vehicles

By Ashley Tressel / March 31, 2020 at 3:36 PM

Oshkosh has been awarded a total of $346.4 million in delivery orders to recapitalize Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks and Palletized Load System trucks, as well as manufacture new PLS trailers, the company announced Friday.

The HEMTT and PLS are part of the Army's and Reserve's Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicle fleets.

The vehicles support multidomain operations by hauling rocket launchers and missile defense systems and transporting mission-critical equipment.

"As the military pivots its focus to near-peer adversaries, they can be confident that the FHTV fleet will continue to serve as a key enabler for combat missions," Pat Williams, vice president and general manager of U.S. Army and Marine Corps programs for Oshkosh Defense, said in a statement. "We look forward to supporting the Army's modernization priorities now and well into the future."

Since 1995, Oshkosh Defense has recapitalized more than 13,700 HEMTTs and 3,400 PLS vehicles, according to the release.