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Oshkosh to Provide Medium Tools Trailers for US Military

Oshkosh Protection has secured a $342-million contract to supply Medium Tools Trailers (METs) for the US Military.

The five-year settlement orders as much as 557 trailers for the service and contains an extra two-year choice to finish the deliveries.

Work for the contract will probably be facilitated with cell container producer Broshuis BV primarily based in Kampen, the Netherlands.

The primary METs will probably be handed over in Could 2024, throughout which they may undertake US Military product qualification and operational testing.

Enhancing Military Logistics

The MET is a six-axle trailer developed to be hauled by Oshkosh’s proprietary Enhanced Heavy Tools Transporter (EHET) M1300 Tractor.

Its design is adaptable to numerous highway situations, payloads, and missions requiring highway permission beneath EU requirements.

Combining the MET and EHET will allow army customers to maneuver supplies weighing as much as 60 tons (60,000 kilograms), the corporate wrote.

Enhanced Heavy Tools Transporter Techniques line up for a convoy in Zutendaal, Belgium. Picture: Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie/US Military

“We respect the US Military’s continued confidence in our logistics options that play a pivotal function within the swift international deployment of mission-critical tools,” Oshkosh Protection Chief Applications Officer Pat Williams acknowledged.

“These trailers, paired with the Oshkosh EHET, are very important to surviving the pains of contemporary fight and addressing the challenges of contested logistics.”

Newest Trailer Contracts with US Military

Oshkosh signed a $57-million challenge in January to ship 116 EHET trailers for the US Military.

These techniques will pull the service’s 700-horsepower HET automobiles, which the EHETs will finally exchange.

The identical month, the agency obtained $141 million to ship 56 trailers and greater than 400 A2 Medium Tactical Automobiles.

In September 2022, Oshkosh additionally accepted a $263-million contract to manufacture 466 trailers for the military.