[據法國《防務宇航》2011年6月13日報導] 奧什科什防禦公司接到來自美國坦克及機動車輛壽命管理司令部的訂單，為美國陸軍交付超過730輛重型戰術車輛（Heavy Tactical Vehicles，FHTV），其中包括新的和改造的A4重型增程機動戰術卡車（Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck，HEMTT）和新的A1重型設備運輸車（Heavy Equipment Transporter，HET）。
為了滿足最新型HEMTT A4戰術卡車的配置需求，改造後的該車懸掛系統得到了改善，並且在駕駛室加裝了空調和預備裝甲，此外動力傳動系統的功率也更加強大。為了給政府節省開支，該車採用了新部件、新技術和一個新的“零小時/零公里”一輛接一輛品質保證。作為美國陸軍的戰場供給裝備改造（Theater Provided Equipment Refurbishment，TPER）項目的一部分，奧什科什公司已經改造了超過2000輛重型車輛，其中還包括一些其他製造商生產的車輛。
HET設計用於快速運輸作戰坦克、作戰和救援車、裝甲車和建築設備以及乘員。奧什科什公司最新的HET A1車的配置包括更強的動力系統、六座預備裝甲駕駛室、高容量前懸掛、電子升級和改善的診斷和標準空調系統。 （北方科技資訊研究所 孫毅）
Oshkosh Defense to Supply New and Recapitalized Heavy Tactical Vehicles for U.S. Army
(Source: Oshkosh Defense; issued June 9, 2011)
OSHKOSH, Wis. --- Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, will deliver more than 730 trucks from the U.S. Army’s Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles (FHTV), including new and recapitalized Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck (HEMTT) A4s and new Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) A1s, following orders from TACOM Life Cycle Management Command (LCMC).
Oshkosh recently reached a major milestone with more than 10,000 heavy and medium-payload vehicles restored to zero-hours, zero-miles condition for the U.S. Army, National Guard and Marine Corps. Oshkosh recapitalizes and remanufactures vehicles for the U.S. military as part of the company’s extensive life-cycle support and aftermarket services program. Through recapitalization, heavily used vehicles are stripped to their frame rails and rebuilt to like-new condition.
“The restoration of more than 10,000 military-class vehicles is a significant achievement in our continuing support of the military’s fleet management strategy,” said Mike Ivy, vice president and general manager of Army Programs for Oshkosh Defense. “Oshkosh Defense has recapitalized and retrofit vehicles for more than 40 years, significantly increasing their life-span and offering great value to military customers, and equipping soldiers with the latest vehicle safety, survivability, and mobility technologies.”
To meet the latest HEMTT A4 configuration, the suspension in the recapitalized vehicle is improved and a fully air-conditioned and armor-ready cab is installed, in addition to a more powerful drivetrain. The vehicles have new components, new technology and a new “zero hours/zero miles” bumper-to-bumper warranty, at a considerable cost savings to the government. Oshkosh also has refurbished more than 2,000 heavy-payload vehicles in theater, including vehicles originally built by other manufacturers, as part of the Army’s Theater Provided Equipment Refurbishment (TPER) program.
The HEMTT A4 is the backbone of the Army’s logistics and resupply fleet, and is available in multiple variants for a wide range of operations. The Light Equipment Transporter (LET) variant is included in the orders and is equipped with durable components to provide optimal maneuverability and versatility in rugged terrain. Its anti-lock braking system, traction and air-ride suspension allow troops to navigate wherever the mission demands while transporting light-duty equipment.
The HET is designed to rapidly transport battle tanks, fighting and recovery vehicles, armored vehicles and construction equipment, as well as their crews, so they arrive in mission-ready condition. The latest Oshkosh HET A1 configuration includes increased horsepower, a six-person armor ready cab, higher capacity front suspension, electrical upgrades, and improved diagnostics and standard air conditioning.
The U.S. Army’s heavy fleet, currently in production by Oshkosh Defense, also includes the Palletized Load System (PLS). Production of the new HEMTT A4s and HETs on these awards is expected to begin in April 2012 and be completed in September 2012. Recapitalization of the HEMTT A4s began in May and is scheduled to be completed in September 2012. Together, these orders have a value of more than $252 million.
Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons. Oshkosh Defense provides a global service and supply network including full life-cycle support and remanufacturing, and its vehicles are recognized the world over for superior performance, reliability and protection.