Oshkosh rebuilding more armored trucks for the U.S. Army

Oshkosh Corp. has received an $11 million contract modification to rebuild and upgrade 100 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles for the U.S. Army.

The work will be completed in Oshkosh before Oct. 31, 2016, according to the Defense Department.

Heavy trucks are the backbone of the Army’s transportation system, hauling weapons, ammunition and supplies.

Many of the thousands of heavy military trucks that Oshkosh has rebuilt in the past 20 years have seen the worst that combat can dish out.

However the company says it is about 25% cheaper to rebuild one of the war-damaged trucks than to replace it with a new one. The rebuilt vehicles come with zero miles on them and a full warranty, and the work is done on the same assembly line as new vehicles.