OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Oshkosh Corp. will receive $459 million to make 1,200 trucks for the United States Army.
Most of the order is for palletized-load-system vehicles that haul ammunition and other supplies.
The trucks also have a trailer system that reduces the need for forklifts and other material-handling equipment. They also accept add-on armor and have been used in resupply missions in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Delivery is scheduled to be done by August 2012.
According to the company, the trucks gives soldiers improved mobility and protection capabilities.