OSHKOSH, Wis., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted Oshkosh Corp. for new and recapitalized tankers, wreckers and cargo vehicles, along with trailer systems.
Wisconsin-based Oshkosh was awarded the contract from the Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command. Under the $477 million contract, Oshkosh will deliver 750 of its new vehicles and 600 of its recapitalized vehicles.
Officials said the vehicles in the contract include recapitalized Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck A4 heavy-payload, off-road logistical vehicles and Palletized Load System Trailers.
"Recapitalization by Oshkosh provides our customers and the taxpayers with a valuable and cost-effective means of returning vehicles to the fleet," Charlie Szews, Oshkosh president and chief operating officer, said in a statement.
"Through this program, Oshkosh delivers a vehicle with the performance, reliability and all the modern enhancements of a new truck but at a lower price point. This contract is evidence of our commitment to build and deliver mission-proven, rugged and reliable vehicles for the military."