U.S. Army to procure FMTV trucks family brand new protection kits

O’gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Co. has been awarded a $60 million firm-fixed-price contract to procure Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) protection kits and is expected to complete its mission by the end of 2023.

Ogara Hess Eisenhardt Armoring Co. to procure U.S
FMTV at Casotec 2018 in Jordania (Picture source : Army Recognition)

The FMTV are strategically deployable vehicles that perform general resupply, ammunition resupply, maintenance and recovery, and engineer support missions. These vehicles are based on a common chassis, varying by payload (2.5 tons to 8.8 tons) and mission requirements. Three truck variants and two companion trailers even provide airdrop capability. And some of the FMTV variants are also able to serve as the platform for the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS).

In addition to that, the FMTV incorporates a vehicle data bus and Class V interactive electronic technical manual, significantly lowering operating and support costs.

These reliable vehicles operate all around the world, in all weather and terrain conditions. With these up-armor kits, the U.S. DoD will reinforce all its FMTV, giving a better protection to the military personnel that is familiar to these vehicles and making it even more reliable on the battlefield.

Edit : The contract announced on on January 2 2019 hasn't been awarded to O'gara-Hess & Eisenhardt Armoring Co. due to a failure to determine an award date.


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