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Oshkosh receives $40M for heavy tactical vehicles

Oshkosh receives $40M for heavy tactical vehicles

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Dec. 26 (UPI) --Oshkosh Defense on Tuesday announced it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army for procurement of Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles or FHTV.The $ 40 million delivery order comes from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command. Under the contract, Oshkosh will install the latest model configuration to the Army's fleet of Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks, or HEMTT, enabling them to be set at "zero-mile, zero-hour conditions," the same as newly produced vehicles.The HEMTT is a 13-ton, diesel-powered, eight-wheel drive tactical truck used by the U.S. military used for hauling gear and equipment."Our recapitalization services officer significant cost savings to the Army Reserves by returning vehicles to current operational readiness with the same performa...
Leonardo receives $58M for tactical vehicle computers

Leonardo receives $58M for tactical vehicle computers

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Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Leonardo DRS is receiving more than $ 58 million in new orders from the U.S. Army for the Mounted Family of Computer Systems for tactical vehicles.The contract will provide the Army with dismountable tablets, processor units, and ruggedized touchscreen displays. The production will be performed in Melborne, Fla."We have been able to significantly increase the computing power, storage and mission flexibility of the platform computer, while simultaneously improving performance in all areas of size, weight, power and cost," Jerry Hathaway, vice president of DRS Land Electronics business at Leonardo, said in a press release.The MFoCS is a modular series of networked computers designed for field use with ruggedized components. The have their own encryption systems included. Eac...