Oshkosh Corp. [OSK] received a contract valued at $20 million from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM LCMC) to supply more than 40 new M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporters (HET) and 635NL trailers to Egypt.
The Oshkoshr HET is designed to rapidly transport M1A1 Main Battle Tanks, armored vehicles and self-propelled guns, as well as a six-person crew, so the vehicles and soldiers arrive in mission-ready condition.
In addition to spare parts, the contract includes assistance from the Oshkosh team of Field Services Representatives (FSR)–factory-trained technicians who provide in-field support and enhance military mobility. The trailers will be co-produced at the Ministry of Military Production’s Egyptian Tank Plant near Cairo, where the Oshkosh Medium Tactical Truck (MTT) also is co-produced.
“Providing militaries around the world with the best means of transport is something integral to our mission at Oshkosh Defense,” Andy Hove, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Defense, said in a Nov. 13 statement. “With its durability and mobility, the HET fulfills the Egyptian military’s needs, and the support of our team of FSRs ensures the vehicles will continue to operate in optimal condition.”
HET is part of the company’s line of international vehicles designed to meet a variety of logistical and operational needs around the world.