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Kuwait will supply Oshkosh vehicles to US Army

Oshkosh Truck Corp. said it has been selected by the U.S. Army for Theater Provided Equipment Refurbishment of FHTV units under a four-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract. The initial delivery quantity is for 319 units and is valued at $22 million. The contract can be extended to cover additional FHTV units located in Southwest Asia. Work will be performed in Oshkosh`s facility in Jahra, Kuwait.

The initial order covers PLS, HEMTT and HET vehicles, which are all produced by Oshkosh Truck, as well as HET trailers. This is an urgent requirement to repair incoming tactical equipment and return it to full mission operability to enable soldiers to accomplish their missions and return home safely.

“At the onset of this conflict, Oshkosh Truck made a substantial commitment in support of our U.S. forces in theater,” said John Stoddart, Oshkosh`s executive vice president and president, defense. “This continued commitment includes maintenance facilities, a swift ramp up of capabilities to up-armor thousands of vehicles, the support of over 400 personnel deployed in theater at various times and the expediting of parts supply, regardless of location. We are pleased to have this new opportunity to further expand the support we offer the U.S. Army including rapid and vital repair operations for vehicles in the field.”

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