The US Army Contracting Command – Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) has awarded a contract for the production of 116 Enhanced Heavy Equipment Transporter System (EHETS) trailers on July 18.
Oshkosh Defense LLC, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has been awarded a contract worth $57 million by the ACC-DTA to manufacture 116 EHETS trailers. This production order will be carried out by Oshkosh in collaboration with its subcontractor, Broshuis B.V.
Tailored for the transportation of the heaviest tracked vehicles, the EHETS trailer is specifically engineered to be towed by the Oshkosh Heavy Equipment Transport (HET), currently in service with the US Army.
The combined HET A1 and EHETS trailer system has the ability to self-load and unload and can haul a payload of up to 90 tons, allowing it to transport the heaviest Army tracked vehicles, including current and future versions of Main Battle Tanks (MBTs), stated the company.
“The ongoing conflict in Ukraine demonstrates the critical need for having rigorous logistics systems capable of delivering equipment and cargo across any terrain worldwide,” said Pat Williams, chief programs officer at Oshkosh Defense.
“The EHETS trailer is a prime example of Oshkosh’s commitment to providing solutions that meet the demands of an evolving battlefield. Oshkosh and our partner Broshuis B.V. are honored to continue to provide this critical capability for the Soldier,” he added.
In September 2022, Oshkosh secured a five-year requirements contract to produce EHETS trailers for the US Army, valued at $263.2 million for an estimated 466 trailers and associated logistics products and support services.
Under the first delivery order, valued at $37.6 million, Oshkosh Defense produced five test trailers for Product Verification Testing (PVT), Operational Testing (OT), Logistics Development, and Engineering Development, along with 68 production trailers.