14 May 2013 army-technology.com
Honeywell Technology Solutions (HTSI) has been awarded a contract to supply mission-capable heavy tactical vehicles to the US Army as part of a military vehicle programme.
Representing the continuation of the company's ongoing support to the programme, the $72.4m contract covers provision of vehicles, along with required training to the army personnel for safe operation and maintenance of heavy tactical vehicles fleet over the next three years.
Under the contract, the company's certified mechanics will repair, overhaul and deliver fully mission-capable vehicles for worldwide use by the US Army, Army Reserve and National Guard soldiers.
The instructor staff will also provide real time training to on-the-ground units prior to delivery, to ensure sufficient knowledge is provided to personnel on how to troubleshoot, order parts and repair equipment.
The comprehensive training will also enable operators to know all characteristics, capabilities and functions of the vehicles, before their actual deployment in combat operations.
Honeywell Technology Solutions president Carey Smith said: "Our teams have fielded and trained thousands of soldiers all over the world, and they understand the importance of ensuring that our soldiers are equipped to operate and maintain these trucks in any situation and in any region."
The heavy tactical wheeled vehicles programme comes under the TACOM Transportation Systems Program Executive Office.
Integral to the army's global logistical footprint, the 10t heavy tactical vehicles are primarily operated for personnel, supplies and equipment transport missions.
Trucks that include the heavy expanded mobility tactical truck (HEMTT), heavy equipment transporter, and the palletised load system have regularly been upgraded with latest technology and capabilities, while some others have received full armour packages.