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Army orders 90 upgraded vehicles from Oshkosh Defense

HEMTT A4 Wrecker 1 (Photo source: Oshkosh Defense)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- The U.S. Army has placed a $40 million order with Oshkosh Defense to rebuild and update 90 vehicles.

The company says the vehicles are part of the Army Reserves' Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles fleet. Plans call for Oshkosh to upgrade the Army's Army’s fleet of Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks to the latest model configuration.

“Our recapitalization services offer significant cost savings to the Army Reserves by returning vintage vehicles to current operational readiness with the same performance and life cycle cost advantages of a new vehicle,” Pat Williams, Oshkosh Defense vice president and general manager of Army and Marine Corps programs, said in a news release. “Recapitalized vehicles are assembled on the same production line as new vehicles, and put through the same extensive performance tests and inspection procedures as new vehicles. As the original equipment manufacturer, Oshkosh can modernize these vehicles to the latest configuration and quickly return them to operations.”

Oshkosh expects to start delivering the refurbished vehicles to the Army in the 2019 fiscal year.

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