Stewart & Stevenson wins Army contract

The U.S. Army has awarded the production contract for the family of medium tactical vehicles (FMTV) A1 to Stewart & Stevenson, the incumbent manufacturer of the FMTV line. The FMTV Competitive Rebuy program involves a five-year contract covering the production of 7,063 new trucks and 3,826 trailers as well as options for additional equipment and system technical support falling into fiscal years 2005

The U.S. Army has awarded the production contract for the family of medium tactical vehicles (FMTV) A1 to Stewart & Stevenson, the incumbent manufacturer of the FMTV line.

The FMTV Competitive Rebuy program involves a five-year contract covering the production of 7,063 new trucks and 3,826 trailers as well as options for additional equipment and system technical support falling into fiscal years 2005 through 2009.

Stewart & Stevenson was awarded the contract over Oshkosh Truck Corp.

"We are certainly disappointed, but this program was one of many opportunities for Oshkosh to serve its customers and grow its business," Oshkosh chairman Robert Bohn said.

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