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Oshkosh and Dutch firms awarded a $342 million contract to produce equipment trailers for US Army

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FILE - Enhanced Heavy Equipment Transporter Systems line up for a convoy in Zutendaal, Belgium. (PHOTO: Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie/US Army)

OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — An Oshkosh-based company and a Dutch firm have been awarded a $342 million contract to produce equipment trailers for the U.S. Army.

Oshkosh Defense announced Monday that it will partner with Broshuis, B.V., to produce an estimated 557 Medium Equipment Trailers.

That works out to $614,004 per trailer.

The six-axle trailer and its tractor can transport military equipment weighing up to 60 tons.

The five-year contract includes an option for two additional years.

The Army awarded Oshkosh Defense a $263.2 million contract last year to produce an estimated 466 heavy equipment trailers.

That averages out to about $564,807 per trailer, which can transport up to 90 tons of equipment.

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