Oshkosh Defense receives US Army contract for heavy tactical vehicles

As part of the contract, Oshkosh Defense will also integrate enhanced capabilities into the PLS A1 fleet through recapitalization.

OSHKOSH – Business is booming for the Oshkosh Corporation.

Oshkosh Defense, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has landed another contract from the U.S. Army after announcing the receipt of a $231.9 million contract for modernized heavy tactical vehicles, kits and installations.

According to a recent press release, Oshkosh Defense will produce new Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck A4 tankers, cargo vehicles, tow vehicles, load handling systems, Common Bridge Transports and Palletized Load System A1s.

As part of the contract, Oshkosh Defense will also integrate enhanced capabilities into the PLS A1 fleet through recapitalization.

“We are honored that the U.S. Army continues to call on Oshkosh to supply our soldiers with the only heavy tactical vehicles proven to be robust and flexible enough to meet the demands of contested logistics,” said Pat Williams, Oshkosh Defense’s chief programs officer, in the press release.

“Having produced more than 50,000 heavy tactical vehicles for the U.S. military and its allied partners, these delivery orders underscore the unmatched reliability and versatility of the Oshkosh Defense family of heavy tactical vehicles,” added Williams.

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The news comes on the heels of the signing of a $27.3 million contract between Oshkosh Corporation and the U.S. Army to manufacture 57 medium-sized equipment trailers.

In addition, Oshkosh Corporation was awarded a five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity MET production contract.

In November, Oshkosh Defense announced that it had received a $208 million contract from the U.S. Army for Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLT), trailers and associated packaged and installed kits.

“Oshkosh is committed to its long-standing partnership with the U.S. Army to modernize the Oshkosh FHTV with new and enhanced capabilities through cost-effective and targeted upgrades,” said Williams.

“Room for growth in the face of evolving threats and requirements is key for these heavy platforms, which provide the payload, protection and mobility to support our soldiers in future combat environments.”

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The Israel Defense Forces also ordered two JLTVs from Oshkosh Defense in December, but the deal drew strong criticism from pro-Palestinian supporters of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, who demanded that the UWO administration sever its long-standing relationship with the Oshkosh Corporation because of its role in the ongoing Gaza conflict.

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