Detroit Arsenal has awarded Oshkosh Defense a contract for modification kits to update Heavy Equipment Transporter (HET) A1 tractors with enhanced capabilities to meet European road permissions at required payloads.
With these kits, the HET A1 will be converted to the Enhanced Heavy Equipment Transporter System (EHETS) tractor.
The EHETS tractor and trailer system combined are designed to provide line haul, local haul, and maintenance evacuation of the heaviest mission-critical equipment including tanks, armored vehicles, and recovery vehicles. The system also supports the self-load and unload of disabled cargo as necessary for evacuation purposes.
Constantly evolving military capabilities require heavy tactical vehicles that keep pace with the demands of a changing battlefield.
The five-year firm-fixed-price contract, valued at $89 million, includes the option for three additional years and calls for Oshkosh to supply an estimated 1,384 modification kits.
Pat Williams, Chief Programs Officer at Oshkosh Defense, said; “We are honored that the U.S. Army continues to call on us to facilitate integration of new capabilities into combat formations.
“The EHET is another example of the adaptability of the Oshkosh Family of Heavy Tactical Vehicles to seamlessly integrate advanced capabilities onto the existing fleet.”