The Egyptian Armed Forces will receive over 75 next-generation heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks (HEMTT A4) from Oshkosh Corporation under a new $29m contract.

Under the contract, awarded by the US Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, Oshkosh Defense will also provide support and more than 25 spare engines to the Egyptian military.

Additional support to the Egyptian Army includes a two-year fleet agreement, vehicle training and 12 months of field service representative support in Egypt.

The HEMTT A4 is a fuel-servicing tanker specifically designed to transport 2,500gal of fuel to forward-arming and refuelling points.

The refuelling tanker features a more powerful drivetrain, improved suspension and a fully air-conditioned and armour-ready cab.

The Oshkosh M978 HEMTT A4 is part of the US Army’s family of heavy tactical vehicles.

Oshkosh international programmes, defence vice-president Ron Ziebell said the HEMTT A4 is part of company’s full line of vehicles designed for international and off-road operations.