Oshkosh Defense has been selected by the US Army TACOM Lifecycle Management Command (LCMC) to recapitalise 160 trucks from the US Army family of heavy tactical vehicles (FHTV) fleet.

The $50m recapitalisation programme also includes heavy expanded mobility tactical truck (HEMTT) A4s and palletised load system (PLS) A1s.

The company will restore the vehicles to the latest configuration in zero-miles / zero-hours condition and equip the vehicles with new components and new technology.

The HEMTT A4 is the backbone of the US Army logistics and resupplies fleet and allows troops to navigate wherever the mission demands.

The PLS is used as the army’s main distribution and resupply system to transport ammunition and other critical supplies needed in battle.

Work on the vehicles is expected to begin in March 2012 and is scheduled to be complete in September 2012.