Oshkosh Defence will supply 40 heavy expanded mobility tactical trucks (HEMTT) to the UAE under an $11.9m contract awarded by the US Government.

The company will supply three variants of HEMTT series including the Patriot tractor.

The HEMTT series is a range of 8×8 diesel powered off-road capable trucks that provide transport capabilities for resupply of combat vehicles and weapons systems.

The five basic configurations of the HEMTT trucks include the M977 cargo truck with material handling crane (MHC), M978 2,500gal fuel tanker, M984 wrecker, M983 tractor and M985 cargo truck with MHC.

The vehicles are expected to be delivered between July and September 2011.