Oshkosh Defense LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was awarded a $13,205,440 firm-fixed-price contract for the M1075A1 Palletized Load System (PLS). Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2022. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, is the contracting activity (W56HZV-21-F-0193).
Built to perform under the most extreme conditions, the Oshkosh® Palletized Load System (PLS) M1075A1 enables efficient supply and equipment distribution in even the most treacherous environments. It offers the versatility, reliability and performance needed to support the most challenging transportation line haul missions with the same power and efficiency of the PLS M1074A1, minus the material handling crane.
Carrying its payloads on demountable flatrack cargo beds or inside 8x8x20 foot ISO containers, its hydraulic Load Handling System (LHS) is capable of self-loading and unloading. Without leaving the cab, the operator can load or unload the truck in less than one minute, and both truck and trailer in less than five minutes – increasing mission efficiencies and safety while reducing personnel fatigue and risk.
Oshkosh Corporation, formerly Oshkosh Truck, is an American industrial company that designs and builds specialty trucks, military vehicles, truck bodies, airport fire apparatus, and access equipment. Oshkosh Defense® light tactical vehicles are the next-generation combat vehicles for the armed forces. Whether for command and control, troop and cargo transport, towed weapons movement, or as weapons platforms, Oshkosh light tactical vehicles perform for today’s modern battlefields.