Oshkosh to Supply Medium Equipment Trailers for US Army

Oshkosh Defense has secured a $342-million contract to provide Medium Equipment Trailers (METs) for the US Army.

The five-year agreement orders up to 557 trailers for the service and includes an additional two-year option to complete the deliveries.

Work for the contract will be facilitated with mobile container manufacturer Broshuis BV based in Kampen, the Netherlands.

The first METs will be handed over in May 2024, during which they will undertake US Army product qualification and operational testing.

Enhancing Army Logistics

The MET is a six-axle trailer developed to be hauled by Oshkosh’s proprietary Enhanced Heavy Equipment Transporter (EHET) M1300 Tractor.

Its design is adaptable to various road conditions, payloads, and missions requiring road permission under EU standards.

Combining the MET and EHET will enable military users to move materials weighing up to 60 tons (60,000 kilograms), the company wrote.

U.S. Army Enhanced Heavy Equipment Transporter Systems line up for a convoy, in a staging area of the Army Prepositioned Stock-2 site, in Zutendaal, Belgium, Mar. 09, 2022. Army Prepositioned Stocks is a U.S. Department of the Army program in which equipment sets are stored around the globe for use when a combatant commander requires additional capabilities. The U.S. Army has seven APS regions and APS-2 is designated for Europe. APS sites reduce deployment timelines, improve deterrence capabilities, and provide additional combat power for contingency operations. (U.S. Army photo by Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie)
Enhanced Heavy Equipment Transporter Systems line up for a convoy in Zutendaal, Belgium. Photo: Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie/US Army

“We appreciate the US Army’s continued confidence in our logistics solutions that play a pivotal role in the swift global deployment of mission-critical equipment,” Oshkosh Defense Chief Programs Officer Pat Williams stated.

“These trailers, paired with the Oshkosh EHET, are vital to surviving the rigors of modern combat and addressing the challenges of contested logistics.”

Latest Trailer Contracts with US Army

Oshkosh signed a $57-million project in January to deliver 116 EHET trailers for the US Army.

These systems will pull the service’s 700-horsepower HET vehicles, which the EHETs will eventually replace.

The same month, the firm received $141 million to deliver 56 trailers and more than 400 A2 Medium Tactical Vehicles.

In September 2022, Oshkosh also accepted a $263-million contract to manufacture 466 trailers for the army.

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