Army awards Oshkosh $878 million contract

The U.S. Army’s Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command has awarded Oshkosh Truck an $878 million contract to continue producing the Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles used by the armed forces.

The contract covers production of the Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck, Palletized Load System vehicle and the PLS trailer. Oshkosh will deliver 1,857 new vehicles and 2,599 new trailers under the contract. The Army uses the vehicles and trailers to transport ammunition, fuel, water and supplies.