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Oshkosh, Broshuis land $13.3M Army contract for new semitrailers

Oshkosh, Broshuis land $13.3M Army contract for new semitrailers

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May 30 (UPI) -- Oshkosh Defense said Thursday that the U.S. Army has awarded it and a partner a $ 13.3 million contract to produce a semitrailer for heavy equipment transporter. The $ 13.3 million contract award will fill an operational need for U.S. Army Europe for a semitrailer capable of carrying a larger payload while abiding by European road rules. The deal calls for 170 semitrailers to be delivered in the next couple fiscal years and has a maximum value of $ 109.8 million. The U.S. Army Tank-automative and Armaments Command awarded the contract to Oshkosh Defense, which has been producing the heavy equipment transporter for the U.S. Army since 1976, and Broshuis B.V., which specializes in producing semitrailers for military transport, according to Oshkosh. Oshkosh initially design...