Egyptian Army to Receive Heavy Equipment Transporters

19 November 2009 (Last Updated November 19th, 2009 18:30)

The Egyptian Army will receive M1070 heavy equipment transporters (HET) and 635NL trailers from Oshkosh Corporation under a contract awarded by the US Army. Under the $20m contract, the company will supply 44 M1070 HETs, 44 Fontaine 635NL trailers, nine spare engines for HETs and spare pa

The Egyptian Army will receive M1070 heavy equipment transporters (HET) and 635NL trailers from Oshkosh Corporation under a contract awarded by the US Army.

Under the $20m contract, the company will supply 44 M1070 HETs, 44 Fontaine 635NL trailers, nine spare engines for HETs and spare parts.

In addition, Oshkosh will provide factory-trained technical expertise for in-field support and enhanced military mobility.

The M1070 HET is specifically designed for quick transportation of M1A1 main battle tanks, armoured vehicles and self-propelled guns and can accommodate a crew of six.

The trailers will be manufactured at the Ministry of Military Production's Egyptian tank plant near Cairo, where the Oshkosh medium tactical truck is also co-produced.

The work, to be carried out at the company's facilities in Wisconsin, Alabama, and Egypt, is expected to be complete by 30 August 2011.