Oshkosh Defense secured a hefty amount of cash Monday, landing three U.S. Army contract modifications totaling more than $433 million to provide upgrades to a number of heavy vehicles, the U.S. Department of Defense announced in its Monday digest of labor contracts.
The most lucrative of the three agreements, worth $197.2 million, is for upgraded M985A4, M984A4, M978A4, M983A4 and M1120A4 heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks and M984A4 self-recovery winches.
A $135.6 million contract was awarded for improved M1074A1 and M1075A1 palletized load systems and M1076A0 trailers.
Finally, the company was awarded a $100.4 million contact to change M1074A0 palletized load systems to the M1075A1 variety of the vehicle.
The work being conducted under these contracts isn’t new. John Daggett, V.P. of Corporate Communications at Oshkosh Defense said the defense department has repeatedly tasked the company with upgrading the vehicles, all of which were built by Oshkosh Defense, so that they have the most up to date safety features and technological advancements.
“We’ve had a history of rebuilding our vehicles and have done that over a number of years with the DoD,” Daggett told Product Design & Development. “It’s a win-win for our customer and our end customer—who is the solider in the field—because they’re getting the most up-to-date vehicle at a cost that is less than it would have [been].”
The work for all three contracts will be conducted in Oshkosh, Wis., and should be finished by Nov. 30, 2017.
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