Oshkosh wins $6.75 billion deal to replace U.S. Army, Marine Humvees

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. specialty truck maker Oshkosh Corp has won a $6.75 billion contract to build 17,000 light tactical vehicles to replace the aging Humvees used by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, the U.S. Army announced on Tuesday.

Oshkosh beat out a team made up of Lockheed Martin Corp and Britain’s BAE Systems Plc, as well as AM General, a privately held company that built the original Humvees, the Army said in a statement.  

The two military services plan to replace a total of 55,000 vehicles over time, which could drive the value of the contract win to over $30 billion.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Chris Reese)


3 thoughts on “Oshkosh wins $6.75 billion deal to replace U.S. Army, Marine Humvees

  1. Oshkosh? I thought they made farm clothes.
    Or……maybe they have been a secret military contractor all along and the denim overalls was just a clever ruse.
    Great. Now I gotta scan all my clothing for listening devices.

    1. Oshkosh. Who’d a thunk? A multibillion dollar contract to build more killing machines. Built in my home state. I wonder how dirty Scott Walker’s knees are after pulling that one off, pardon the pun. $6.75 billion. After all the cigar smoking fat boys take their cut, there should be a few hundred thousand left.

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